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Historic Kayak Tour of Napa Valley

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    What to Expect

    Beyond its lush natural scenery, Napa Valley also boasts a storied history.
    Luckily, you can explore both of these elements with the Napa River History
    Kayak Tour. Under the supervision of an experienced guide,
    the tour will embark from 680 Main Street, right near downtown Napa.
    From there, you and your party will be outfitted with kayaks before taking to the
    serene waters of the Napa River for a journey through the past and present of this
    unique area. For the following hour-and-a-half to two hours, you will paddle
    alongside your guide as they give you a run-down of local lore, including tales
    you’re not likely to read about in any guidebook.
    You’ll learn about the first settlers to Napa Valley, as well as Napa’s famed wineries and local businesses. Did you know that Napa was established before California was a state? Or that Elvis performed and stayed in Napa? These are just two of the many interesting factoids your guide will offer up during your voyage— historical trivia ranging from the amazing to the bizarre.

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    • Enjoy Napa Valley, Napa, CA
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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    The stories told are funny, interesting and you won’t find them in the guidebooks. The kayaking is not fast or hard and gives you a different perspective. There’s time in 2nd half to have a decent paddle up river if you really want. Great way...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank ankjohnson
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    It was a great experience. The guide knows a lot of history about the place. You can choose a Tandem kayak if you’re with someone. We had fun. Don’t forget your sunscreen. 😀

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank melmay6770
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We thoroughly enjoyed our trip down the Napa River. Our tour guide, Justin, knew so much Napa history and everyone could tell how enthusiastic he was about being on the river and sharing that history. However, he also allowed ample time for independent exploring. He...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank mcmillankp
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    If I could give a zero star review, I would. I made my reservation for a two hour rental for the next day easily, so I will give them that. However, I am in the consulting business so my work hours are very unpredictable. I...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Tkraabel
    Reviewed 10 July 2019

    Justin was a knowledgeable guide on not only the Napa river but also the town of Napa with cultural highlights not found in the history books. The scenery was beautiful! But the best part is the ease of getting in and out of the kayak!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Cindy K
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    25 September 2018|
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    Response from Steve S | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, ours was one hour guided and up to one on your own. You could do less on your own but need time to get back to starting point of the tour which will vary depending on person and conditions.
    25 September 2018|
    Response from Luke M | Reviewed this property |
    It should state in the description. Ours was 2 hours.
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    • Enjoy Napa Valley
    • Duration: 2h
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