July 19, 2024
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Float the Russian River with River’s Edge

River’s Edge Kayak & Canoe can take you and your family on a canoe or kayak trip on the upper and lower Russian River. Whether your goal is relaxation or adventure, they have the trip for you!

The Annual Christo Voyage: For the ultimate experience, book your 7-Day Christo Paddle from Healdsburg through the redwoods to the ocean. You will be treated to great food, fly fishing, horseback riding and “glamping” style tents or hotels. Starting with a moonlight paddle, live music and a champagne toast, your trip will ultimately conclude with live music during the closing night ceremony and screening of the award-winning Christo documentary “Running Fence” at the Monte Rio Theater. Check their website for the next annual trip.

The Rio: This morning trip takes you down a quaint section of a five-mile stretch of the Russian River that starts north of Healdsburg. This is a three to six-hour journey. Paddle a canoe or kayak on this self-guided trip, rated as Class I flow with enough current to keep you navigating and negotiating through over-hanging trees and a few sandbars. The trip spans a beautiful section for swimming, picnicking, fishing and enjoying an abundance of wildlife.

The Bohemian: This guided canoe trip takes you and guest on a five-mile stretch of the Russian River that starts and ends at the historic Monte Rio Theater. The route is rated as a Class I flow with enough current to keep you navigating and negotiating through over-hanging trees and a few sandbars. Approximately 3 hours of paddle time.

What to Expect on the River: The Russian River is a low flow sandbar river during the summer period. The average depth is knee deep to 10 feet deep with shallow sandbars and swimming holes deeper than 12 feet. The river is recognized for clarity and consistent flow as well as wildlife such as herons, egrets, turtles, osprey, various waterfowl, deer, and an occasional eagle or otter. The Russian River is lake fed and very comfortable for swimming. There are deep pools, shallow riffles, and occasional sandbars that may cause you to briefly get out of your boat to pass through. Join us for an enjoyable Russian River canoe trip. Book now!

Day Use River’s Edge Beach: Guests can rent spaces in the new Sandbox or Waterfront areas. Each space can accommodate up to 4 people. Your rental comes with an umbrella, 4 chairs, and a small table. Hourly kayak and SUP rentals will also be available on a first come basis.

River’s Edge Kayak & Canoe
1 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg
707-433-7247 • www.riversedgekayakandcanoe.com

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