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  • Learn to Paddle

    Unique way to see the Bay

    Exercise, outdoor enjoyment, and just plain fun are just a few of the reasons why people recreate on the Bay. Touring on the water can be a great way to connect to the geography of the area.

    “It’s an amazing way to see the Bay Area. Like taking a walk on the water.”

    -Water Trail user

Learn to Paddle

Learn to Paddle, Row, Windsurf or Kiteboard

Youth kayak program, Mission Creek

Build Your Skills

The best way to get started enjoying the Water Trail is to take a class or go on a guided trip. The Bay has challenging conditions and can be dangerous if you are inexperienced. Classes range from beginner to advanced and are a great way to build skills. Clubs are another good resource for developing skills. Contact individual clubs to learn more.

Many of the local outfitters offer rentals, classes, and guided trips. Get started by choosing a county from the menu on this page.