Corporate/Youth/Private Programs

California Canoe & Kayak is very experienced in offering custom Corporate, Youth, & Private Programs for over 40 years.



When looking for a fun and energetic activity for your group look no further than paddle sport! Be it kayaking or SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) paddle sport is a perfect choice. What better way to

  • energize your group through safe and fun on-water team building challenge
  • wind down with a relaxing paddle after project completion
  • get out of the office and enjoy fresh air and nature with friends and co-workers

California Canoe & Kayak (CCK) will provide you an unforgettable experience at an exceptional value! For decades we have been providing fun and safe kayak and SUP adventures in the San Francisco Bay Area. You will have an opportunity to explore local waters and enjoy nature from a different and unique perspective. Our fleet of SUP boards, single and tandem kayaks, and Hobie Mirage Drive kayaks are stable and great for everyone. After a brief orientation, our guides will get you paddling. You come to us or CCK comes to you!

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Are you a school, summer camp group, or scout troops that want to experience the water? We can do that, too. Kayak is a great way to see the Bay from the water. It’s not just fun, it’s also educational and healthy, too.  We have led trips for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Summer Campers, and Private and Public School Youths. Kayaking and Canoeing classes can also arrange for your group. 


Do you and your friends wanted to paddle together, but don’t want to feel lost on the water? A private group outing is a way to go. Our fleet of Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP), single and tandem kayaks are perfect for beginners, intermediate, and advanced groups alike. We recommend using tandem kayaks for guided trips because of their ease of use, storage, and safety qualities. Tandems are also excellent for team-building exercises and double the fun! Single kayaks are available, at the guide’s discretion, for experienced kayakers. 

LOCATIONS: We have several fixed locations to choose from:

Jack London Square (Oakland Estuary)Port of Redwood City, and Willow Creek Access on Lake Natoma (Rancho Cordova)

We also have a permit to operate tours and trips in Richmond Marina and Half Moon Bay. An additional fee may be applied when scheduling trips away from our fixed locations. If you have access to lake or ponds for events, call us. We can be your on-water party provider.

Note: Morning tours are recommended because the wind is generally less in the morning in the Bay Area. Afternoon and evening (sunset) tours are also available. Winter-time paddling is often the best of all!


California Canoe & Kayak provides all kayak equipment, (including paddle jacket, US Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD), spray skirt (if necessary), paddle, and kayak).

Wetsuits are not normally required unless you are planning to do team building activities that may result in a swim! We will advise you accordingly. You will need to bring some personal items: Many of these can be purchased from our online store at

Our quality fleet of Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUP), single and tandem kayaks is great for everyone, from beginners to advanced paddlers. Ask about our Hobie Mirage Drive Kayaks.

To customize your trip, call 510-893-7833 ext. 1004 or email at


Paddling is fun and rewarding! As with all outdoor activities, it includes an element of risk. The risks, hazards, and potential consequences are outlined in a “Liability Release, Express Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement” which you will be required to read and sign before the beginning of the class or trip.

The entire text of this legal form may be viewed here: CCK Liability Waiver.

Your signature on this form is a declaration of your willingness to accept personal responsibility for any risks involved in your participation. Any person under the age of 18 and not accompanied by his/her parents or legal guardian needs to bring an original parent/guardian signed form to the class prior to participation. If you have any questions regarding potential risks please call our office @ 510-893-7833.

Group Bookings – Deposit, Final Headcount & Payment:

To make a group reservation for a private tour or class we require a 50% deposit to make the reservation. This reserves the date and guarantees staff and resources are available. The deposit will be based on your initial estimate of numbers.

The balance is due 14 days prior to the event. A final headcount is required at this time and the balance will be adjusted accordingly. Adjustments upwards can be made after the final headcount has been given subject to the availability of staff and resources, but no refund will be given for an adjustment downwards because staff and resources will have been allocated to the event.

If the tour, trip or class date is within 14 days of the date the reservation is made, payment in full will be required at the time the reservation is made.

Click here to view our full cancellation policy:

Full credit or refund will be made if California Canoe & Kayak is forced to cancel a tour or class for any reason. In such cases, our liability extends to the cost of the class or tour only, not travel and accommodations.

All CCK events are subject to last-minute cancellation due to weather and safety conditions.