Paddling your kayak on the open water as the last rays of sun drop behind Mt Tam is a mystical experience you won’t soon forget.

Published: August, 2008 

Fridays by request or 6:30PM – 9PM - Sunset Tour, Outback Adventures, Larkspur, 415-461-2222, www.outbackadventures.com

Paddling your kayak on the open water as the last rays of sun drop behind Mt Tam is a mystical experience you won’t soon forget. This unique kayak tour allows for a grand view of the sun setting and on occasion the moon rising into the evening sky. We’ll paddle leisurely while admiring the twilight reflecting off the water’s surface.

August 3 9AM – 1PM, Kayaking & Oyster BBQ, Marshall-Tomales Bay, Blue Waters Kayaking, 415-669-2600, www.bwkayak.com

On this unique tour you may paddle to the beds where oysters are actually grown in the wild, the incredibly scenic areas of Tomales Bay. Ask your guides about basics of oyster cultivation in this rich marine environment. On returning enjoy hors d’oevres of fresh oysters, raw or barbecued on the grill, Yum! Cost, $88/person.

August 3 9AM – 5PM - Poke Your Nose out the Gate, Club Nautique, Sailing School, 800-559-CLUB, www.clubnautique.net

Let the leaders in coastal and offshore passagemaking take you out the gate! With a licensed skipper on board enjoy a leisurely sail from our Sausalito location out into the open water and get a glimpse at the beautiful Northern California coast. Reservations required. Members: $145/ NonMembers: $195

August 9 9AM – 4PM - Angel Island Paddle, UCSF Outdoor Programs, 415-476-2078, outdoors.ucsf.edu

Paddle from Sausalito to Angel Island to experience one of the Bay Area’s most beloved destinations. Previous kayaking experience is required, all necessary kayaking gear is included. Cost $110.


August 9 9AM – 3PM, Paddle & Hike, Inverness - Tomales Bay, Blue Waters Kayaking, 415-669-2600, www.bwkayak.com

We’ll paddle along the Tomales Bay State Park shoreline, enjoying the  wildlife and beautiful scenery. We’ll share a leisurely potluck lunch at one of the many beautiful beaches.  After lunch we will put on our hiking shoes and explore the trails of the State Park.  Your NATURALIST guide will interpret the plant and animal life and the geology of this fascinating area. A perfect trip for beginners and pros alike. Cost: $98/person


August 17 7AM – 12PM - Monterey Diving - Advanced Diving Technologies,  925-754-8180, www.adtscuba.com

Our Summer diving is in full swing.  The conditions have been great, 40’ viz, you need to be there!  Join us for diving the majestic kelp forest and colorful sea life.  The viz is perfect to bring along your underwater camera.  The whales and dolphins are about as well.   2-tank dive $90.  Nitrox available.  Don’t miss the boat, sign up today.


August 17 10AM – 2PM - Pillar Point Kayak Tour, California Canoe & Kayak, Half Moon Bay, 800-366-9804, www.calkayak.com 

Kayaking is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the natural setting of the lovely coastside region of Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay. Get up close and personal with harbor seals, marine birds and our resident sea otter! $49 includes equipment and guides. 


August 20 7PM – 9PM - Ships to Reefs: Sinking Naval Vessels for Reef Habitats, Marin Scuba Club, San Rafael, 415-453-9556, www.marinscuba.org

We invite divers of all skill levels to join us the 3rd Wednesday of each month at The Seafood Peddler Restaurant in San Rafael for a featured presentation. We offer guest speakers discussing all aspects of diving using multi-media video presentations. Contact Alberta: marinscubaclubmembership@yahoo.com.


August 23   9AM – 2PM - Tomales Bay Kayak Tour, Outback Adventures, Larkspur, 415-461-2222, www.outbackadventures.com

Experience one of the premier paddling destinations in California on this guided kayak tour. Wildlife abounds in this spectacular setting. One of the largest protected bay and coastal areas in California; this kayaker’s paradise is a short distance from San Francisco and the Bay Area.


August 23 10AM – 3PM Bair Island - Corkscrew Slough, Redwood City, California Canoe & Kayak, 800-366-9804, www.calkayak.com 

Launching our kayaks from the public boat ramp in Redwood City, we cruise through a paddler’s paradise of intimate waterways and tidal marshes within a national wildlife refuge. This is a fun day of easy paddling in a spectacular, calm-water wonderland right in our own backyard! Prerequisites: Beginning Sea Kayak (BSK or equivalent) for single kayak; novices may paddle in a double kayak with an experienced friend. $89 includes equipment and guides. 


August 23-24 9AM – 5PM - Emergency Preparedness for Cruisers, Club Nautique, Sailing School, 800-343-SAIL, www.clubnautique.net

Prepare your sailboat and you for coastal and offshore cruising. Heavy weather tactics & drills, firefighting, flare practice, radio exercises, crew overboard & abandon ship practice, and much more! Learn from the school with the best coastal and offshore program. Please call for pricing and to make your reservation today.


August 23-24 OCSC’s Medicine for Mariners, OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, 510.843.4200, www.ocsc.com

A two-day conference designed to provide up to date medical information for all sailors. Anything can happen at sea and you want to be ultimately prepared. This unique medical program emphasizes the nature and treatment of common injuries, illnesses and medical emergencies associated with sailing.  Safety at sea considerations will be interwoven into the medical curriculum and there will be a demonstration on boarding and launching a life raft and how to use emergency survival equipment. $333.75 for members, $445 retail. Please call to make your reservation.


August 30-31 OCSCs Drakes Bay Adventure, OCSC Sailing, Berkeley, 510.843.4200, www.ocsc.com

During this two-day, one-night adventure, you’ll work with your team to learn how to sail a traditional ship (Seaward, a beautiful 82’ classic schooner) and take her on a voyage beyond the Golden Gate up to Drake’s Bay. This is a rich, experiential learning opportunity for any San Francisco Bay sailor and a unique way to gain an appreciation of what Coast Passage making is like. $408.75 for members, $545 retail. Please call to make your reservation.