Living River Paddleboard Tour in Napa!
Experience the Napa River as a “Living River” Paddlers ride the flowing tides of The San Francisco Bay up through this restored, riparian corridor where the salt water and fresh water mix to create a rich wildlife experience both above and below the surface. Tours meander through tidal marshland past the restored Oxbow Preserve coming to land in the Oak Knoll Viticulture Area. Along your journey, you'll spot wild grape vines, the first hint to settlers that this would be a promising viticulture area. Shuttle service is provided. Tour includes Stand Up Paddleboard, paddle, PFD, knowledgeable guide, introductory lesson, natural and human history discussions. Reservations are required. Please note - Distance and duration: 4.3 miles, 2 hours. - Launch time: depending on tide (morning high tide between 9 am and 12 pm) - Level of difficulty: Easy - 2 person minimum Living River Principles: Major objectives of the living river design include reconnecting the river to its historic flood plain, maintaining the natural slope and width of the river, allowing the river to meander as much as possible, retaining natural channel features like mud flats, shallows and sandbars, and supporting a continuous fish and riparian corridor along the river.
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