Brian's Routes Blog

The crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe are Stunning!

Kayaking From Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe

GPS Track for this route. Sand Harbor is an easy place to start your paddle, and it is visually appealing due to the rocks jutting out of the water in the immediate vicinity.  We...

A deep haze as we paddled out of the Oakland Inner Harbor made it look like there was no end on the other side.  Actually, San Francisco is on the other side of the bay.

Circumnavigation of Alameda Island by kayak

GPS Track for this Route. We checked our tide tables, and put our boats in at MLK regional Shoreline right at the start of Maximum Ebb tide.  We figured that this would give us a push...

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Kayaking Estero Americano

If you are looking for an easy, calm paddle North of San Francisco, you might want to go to Estero Americano. The put in for this paddle is Right Near Valley Ford (Here is...

View of San Francisco from the Main Channel

Kayaking Crissy Field to Sausalito

GPS Track for this route. This trip was initially planned as an overnighter.  As such, we loaded all of our camping gear and such into the holds of our kayaks.  The plan was to...

Very close to the put-in you will find some narrow passages that are fun to paddle with the surge coming in and out

Kayaking around Point Lobos

GPS Track for this route It was a fantastic day for a paddle. Winds were down, and the swell was just enough to make things exciting, but not so much that we couldn’t go...

Launch is at Johnsons Oyster Farm.  Access may change here, so please check ahead of time

Kayaking Drakes Estero

GPS Track for this Route Peter, Sylvia, and I headed out to Drake’s Estero on September 23, 2006 to look for some Leopard Sharks and Bat Rays.  I had seen these beautiful creatures in the water...