Corporate/Youth/Private Programs

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California Canoe & Kayak is very experienced in offering custom Corporate, Youth and Private Programs.


Whether you are looking for a relaxing break from the office, a fun way to work on team building, or just a great way to get outside and enjoy nature with friends and family we can provide you with an unforgettable experience at exceptional value!

Through paddlesports, we offer corporate businesses, private parties, schools and youth organisations the opportunity to learn new skills, explore and learn about marine habitats, and strengthen leadership and communication skills.

Our fleet of Stand Up Paddle boards (SUP), single and tandem kayaks and canoes are perfect for beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups alike. We typically 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 are double the fun! Single kayaks are available, at the guides discretion, for experienced kayakers.

Before hitting the water, our guides and instructors provide a brief orientation on the equipment and paddling technique necessary for the trip.


We have several fixed locations to choose from:

Jack London Square (Oakland Estuary)Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay and Willow Creek Access on Lake Natoma (Rancho Cordova)South Fork American River.

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Private Group Programs


We also operate tours and trips around Bair Island, Consumes Preserve,  Richmond and Tomales Bay. An additional fee may be applied when scheduling trips in these areas.

Please ask the California Canoe & Kayak staff for recommendations if you need a local activity for after your paddle.

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!

Reservation Rates:

During the week, half-day tours are $79/person, and are $99/person on the weekend. We require a minimum number of 6 participants for private group tours.


Ask about our Hobie Mirage kayaks and SUP’s too!


CCK provides all kayak equipment, including paddle jacket and US Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD), spray skirt, 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 on line store at

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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 Release.

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 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.

14 Day Group Cancellation Policy:

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 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.

To Customize and book your trip, call 510-893-7833 or email our Program Director,