Kayak Tomales Bay

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Kayak Tomales Bay for amazing views of the Point Reyes National Seashore. If you time it right and are paddling at night, you'll also get to experience bioluminescence.

Kayak Beautiful Tomales bay and experience the bioluminescence ecology of the bay. Timed during the lowest crescent of the moon, and starting around sunset, you will paddle into the sunset and wait until it is completely dark, continuing on around the bay to experience the bio-luminescence nature. There are a various outfitters who will include rental and guides.

If you plan to make this an overnight trip, check out Kayak Camping in Pt. Reyes.

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about 3 years ago

Fresh Oysters, My own Beach, And Beautiful Nature

Fun getaway from the Bay and a change from the usual car camping or backpacking. We rented our kayak from Blue Water, very friendly people. Loaded our kayak with our gear and fresh oyster we got on the way. We set up camp while enjoying freshly shucked oysters and music from our waterproof speaker. There was one group departing n 2 other campers coming in. We pedaled to all the beach nearby. All very beautiful n deserted. We searched for bioluminescent but it was hard to see that night even though there was no moon. In the morning, we saw hammer sharks, rays swimming in the water while enjoying our breakfast.

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