It’s that time of year friends, where the weather starts to warm up and the rains subside and we all start dusting off that camping gear and making plans for the summer and fall on the California coast. And one of our favorite places to camp is Tomales Bay in the Point Reyes National Seashore. … Continue reading Preparing for kayak camping on Tomales Bay
On this clear, cold morning, I am standing on the sandy shore of Tomales Bay near Inverness. The bay is remarkably glassy. Hordes of waterfowl swim within a few hundred meters out on the bay. For as solid and blocky as I feel, the wigeons, scoters, and scaup are liquid. They dodge and bob on… Continue reading Birding by Kayak Tour Report
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
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!
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 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
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
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 on Tomales Bay
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!
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