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Historic Kayak Tour of Napa Valley

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    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    100 Riverside Dr, Napa, CA 94559, USA
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Accommodation as per itinerary
    Exclusions
    • no exclusions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Please make sure ALL members of your party sign the following waiver prior to arrival
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    • Life Jackets, Paddles, Kayaks and a Professional Tour Guide are included.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Had the best time. Would definitely go back!! Loved that we had solo time and learned some “dirt” about Napa. Lots of laughs and a great time!
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    I live in Napa, and have my own kayak but needed rent a couple for two buddies visiting from out of town. Enjoy Napa Valley confirmed all the details through e-mail, and sent an automated reminder. When the rental time came, they were where they said they would be and had
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    Justin is a fantastic guide. He knows Napa and all the nitty gritty stories that come along with it. After the trip was over, I couldn't help but tell the friends we were on vacation with all the crazy stuff that has happened in this town - good and bad. Highly recommended.
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    Justin our tour guide is an energetic story teller. He told us about Napa’s less known past. He made up for the support staff that were slightly unorganized and inattentive.
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    We arrived at the kayak docking location in Downtown Napa’s riverfront. We were promptly greeted by a very friendly local tour guide who was well-versed in Napa Valley history. After a short introduction, we accompanied another couple who walked down to the boat dock with us.
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    mackdannii
    10
    Kayaking Trip
    Had the best time. Would definitely go back!! Loved that we had solo time and learned some “dirt” about Napa. Lots
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    Brian H
    22
    Great service!
    I live in Napa, and have my own kayak but needed rent a couple for two buddies visiting from out of town. Enjoy
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    Rachel R
    10
    Fantastic Tour Guide with Great Stories
    Justin is a fantastic guide. He knows Napa and all the nitty gritty stories that come along with it. After the
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    BabaYee
    Oakland, California
    50
    More than just wine..
    Justin our tour guide is an energetic story teller. He told us about Napa’s less known past. He made up for the
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    243russg
    Tampa, Florida
    95
    Great Grassroots Tour
    We arrived at the kayak docking location in Downtown Napa’s riverfront. We were promptly greeted by a very
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    tim H
    10
    Super fun
    Justin is a dopey friendly guide. You can tell he lives his business. Sharing all he knows about his home town.
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    Philip B
    10
    Fun and informative
    The tour guide (John?) was super-friendly and had loads of interesting stories about Napa. It was well worth the
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    ankjohnson
    Haslemere, United Kingdom
    388
    Very worthwhile
    The stories told are funny, interesting and you won’t find them in the guidebooks. The kayaking is not fast or
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    melmay6770
    Sarasota, Florida
    142
    KAYAK
    It was a great experience. The guide knows a lot of history about the place. You can choose a Tandem kayak if
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    mcmillankp
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    31
    Perfect balance on the river
    We thoroughly enjoyed our trip down the Napa River. Our tour guide, Justin, knew so much Napa history and everyone
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    Tkraabel
    10
    STAY AWAY
    If I could give a zero star review, I would. I made my reservation for a two hour rental for the next day easily,
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    Cindy K
    10
    Highly Recommended!
    Justin was a knowledgeable guide on not only the Napa river but also the town of Napa with cultural highlights not
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    Tweet47
    Windsor, California
    21
    Fun fun fun!
    Super fun. Justin (our guide) was great and knew a lot of Napa history. We rented a tandem as I had never kayaked
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    C5374AVmarys
    Pescadero, United States
    62
    Enjoyable Experience
    We really enjoyed our time on the Napa river. The kayaks were easy to paddle and Justin, our guide, seemed to
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    KniteRiter
    Hickman, CA
    19072
    More Paddling, Less Yaking Would Have Been Better
    The scenery was beautiful! The kayaks were decent and the booking was easy. But over half the tour involved
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