Tomales Bay Guided Kayaking Tours
All of our tours are led by guides with years of experience on Tomales Bay. If you want to get to know
this area like a local there is no better way then to book a guided tour with us!
Kayaking Day Tours:
Tomales Bay Expeditions offers guided kayaking tours of Tomales Bay, usually starting in the morning
for the best paddling conditions. Tour length is normally 3 hours (longer tours available by request) and
includes paddling instruction. Customers get to experience the epic scenery, abundant wildlife and
favorable kayaking conditions which make Tomales Bay a world class place to paddle. Tours leave from
multiple locations on Tomales Bay based on tide and weather conditions.
Kayaking Night Tours:
A unique way to experience Tomales Bay is to take a night tour! Led by our highly experienced local
guides, these 3 hour tours explore the wonders of Tomales Bay after dark. These can include
bioluminescent organisms, nocturnal predators such as owls, and, if the skies are clear, excellent star
gazing! Tours leave from the east shore of Tomales Bay with location depending on tidal conditions.
Come see Tomales Bay bioluminescense:
Tomales Bay has become well known recently as a great place to see planktonic bioluminescense at
night. This phenomenon occurs in many oceans around the world but is best viewed in a place like
Tomales Bay where low ambient light makes the effect much brighter. It is usually seen as sparkles or a
glow around anything which disturbs the water. Paddle strokes, the wake of a kayak or even a fish will
leave a beautiful trail of light. Bioluminescense tends to be strongest in the summer and fall, although in
recent years it has been seen regularly throughout the winter and spring as well. All of our night tours
have some chance of seeing bioluminescense, however there are many factors which effect its density and
At Tomales Bay Expeditions safety is our top priority; conditions on Tomales Bay can vary and we call
on our years of experience to determine the best times and places to paddle. As such, all of our tours
(especially night tours) are subject to environmental conditions such as tide and weather.