Camping permits on Tomales Bay & Lake Sonoma

Don’t forget that permits are required for boat-in camping on Tomales Bay and Lake Sonoma.  Permits sell out fast, and are available 3 months in advance on www.recreation.gov (link below): Tomales Bay Permits Tomales Bay has become a very popular area to camp on the weekends, and due to that the permits tend to sell… Continue reading Camping permits on Tomales Bay & Lake Sonoma

Bioluminescence & Evening Tours

Come find out why so many people say the evening is their favorite time to paddle on Tomales Bay. Experience the tranquility and magic of sunset snug in our kayak, where we’ll watch the day change to dusk along the shoreline of the Point Reyes National Seashore. Once dark we will glide along under the moonlight or look for the bioluminescence if there is no moon. (There is still a slight chance to see bioluminescence on these moonlit nights if the fog comes in)

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Oh, the Places You Can Go!

Where to Go: Blue Waters Kayaking Tomales Bay is ideal for kayaking, offering several places to launch, including at Nick’s Cove (officially known as the Miller County Park Boat Launch). Fifteen miles long, the bay offers plenty of room to paddle without having to tackle rough, open ocean. Blue Waters rents kayaks and standup paddleboards,… Continue reading Oh, the Places You Can Go!

Hipcamp Team Trip: Tomales Bay Kayaking

After stuffing our faces it was time to head back out into the dark sea and hunt for the allusive bioluminescence. As we walked up to our kayaks we immediately noticed something different…our footsteps were glowing! Just like in MJ’s Billie Jean video, the area surrounding our feets were glowing away, so we danced! To… Continue reading Hipcamp Team Trip: Tomales Bay Kayaking

The Best Damn BBQ Oyster Recipe on Earth

The GuideAdvisor crew had one of our favourite experiences in California on Tomales Bay, a beautiful sheltered inlet just north of San Francisco. It’s an area renowned for excellent sailboating, sea kayaking, hiking and oyster farming. We hung out for the day with a group of excellent guides from Blue Waters Kayaking (including Chris Match, Dallas… Continue reading The Best Damn BBQ Oyster Recipe on Earth

Get out on Tomales Bay with Blue Waters Kayaking

Want to see the coast from a different perspective? Well, Blue Waters Kayaking can make that happen, as the outfitters operates guided kayaking trips on Tomales Bay that depart from Point Reyes Station. They have tours geared towards novice and veteran paddlers alike, so experience shouldn’t be an issue. They even offer trips that include… Continue reading Get out on Tomales Bay with Blue Waters Kayaking

Kayak Camping in Tomales Bay

From The California Beach Blog: After some time around the fire, we were ready for the main act of the evening – bioluminescent dinoflagellates – or, glow-in-the-dark algae! Apparently during certain times of the year, these plankton are concentrated in the shallow waters of Tomales Bay. As we paddled out into the darkness we saw… Continue reading Kayak Camping in Tomales Bay

Day Trip: SF to Tomales Bay for Kayaking, Oysters & More!

on Mattys.com – Ultimate San Francisco foodie/culture guru. Covering the best food, drinks, places, and events in The City There are several companies and launch location options for renting kayaks or joining a kayak tour up here. Chandler chose the oldest and only full-service kayak outfitter in Pt. Reyes: Blue Waters Kayaking, which has launch… Continue reading Day Trip: SF to Tomales Bay for Kayaking, Oysters & More!

CBS San Francisco Eye On The Bay Series

Eye On The Bay: Tomales Bay Oyster Country Pt.3 – 11/21/11 Watch as CBS San Francisco’s Eye on the Bay Series visits Tomales Bay and Blue Waters Kayaking! On our trip to Tomales Bay we’ll explore the stunning beauty of this protected bay near Point Reyes and the unique oyster culture it has produced. We’ll… Continue reading CBS San Francisco Eye On The Bay Series

The DryZone series goes coastal on Tomales Bay with Blue Waters Kayaking

Do you spend ANY time near the water with your camera? If so, you should seriously think about a Lowepro Dryzone bag! Check out this review Blue Water’s own Dallas Smith wrote for Lowepro about the Dryzone bag series: Editor’s note: Tomales Bay is a long inlet that forms the eastern boundary of Point Reyes… Continue reading The DryZone series goes coastal on Tomales Bay with Blue Waters Kayaking