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Break away from the crowd. Jump in a kayak and paddle through sun and mist alongside curious seals at the coast. Hike under 1000 year old trees and find peace looking up into the canopy. Explore the wilder side of Sonoma with the help of our expert...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed this hike immensely. Eric was great to work with arranging the hike. He picked us up on time, had water and snacks for us. Eric is super knowledgeable about the redwoods and their environment. An overall excellent experience and we...More

Thank Diane S
Erik S, Owner at Smart Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the feedback Diane! I'm very happy you enjoyed your hike and can't wait to get you out on another adventure!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Cannot say enough good things about the tour. We had a private tour for my family, which was eight paddlers including an eight year old and a four year old. We had 4 kayaks, three doubles and a single. The four year old was in...More

Thank jsfrantz
Erik S, Owner at Smart Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Jerry! It was a pleasure hosting your awesome family out on the river. Truly an impressive showing from the wildlife. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your day out with us. Thanks again :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was magical e mystical, well organized and balanced. We started in the red woods where it felt magical. Erick is so knowledgeable, friendly, well organized, personable and truly a nature lover, we were fascinated with everything we've learnt from him. The second part...More

Thank Marco G
Erik S, Owner at Smart Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

That fog WAS so magical! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your hike and paddle with us. Thank you for leaving a review! Happy adventuring. :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment I reached out to Erik to find out if his kayaking and hike tour would be appropriate for 83yr old Grandma, I knew he would take good care of us. He customized the tour so that Grandma was able to kayak in...More

Thank Stephanie L
Erik S, Owner at Smart Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It was so great getting multiple generations of your family out on an adventure! Thank you for leaving such a detailed review of your day. Makes me smile to know that everyone enjoyed their Sonoma County adventure with us. Thanks!

Reviewed 12 August 2018

We did a tour with Eric of the redwoods and coastal areas. He is a wealth of fascinating information and an excellent host. Highly recommend Smart Tours!!!

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Erik S, Owner at Smart Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thanks Sara! So glad you enjoyed your hike and drive down the Coast. Glad we were able to get you to your flight on time. Please come back and see us again soon and we'll get that kayak trip in there. ;)

Reviewed 3 August 2018

We did the Kayak tour with Eric and it was a wonderful experience. Our group was a large group of 9 ladies. Eric and Tim kept us on track and then served us an amazing lunch. We all loved it.

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Erik S, Owner at Smart Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thanks Candace! It was tons of fun showing off our beautiful corner of the world to you. So thrilled to hear that you all had a great time! Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Sonoma. Happy Adventuring!!

Reviewed 1 August 2018

I wanted to book something for my family other than wine tasting while visiting Sonoma with my husband and two boys (ages 14 and 12). I booked this tour after reading all of the great reviews and not only did it not disappoint but it...More

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Erik S, Owner at Smart Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave such an awesome review! I read the whole thing with a smile on my face. I don't think I'm going to forget you laughing as that seal jumped right behind my boat! So glad you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

I decided to join Eric, and his awesome dad Tim on a trip down the river yesterday . It was a perfect day in so many aspects . Every detail had been thought of, ranging from easy meeting spot to beautiful picnic lunch at the...More

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Erik S, Owner at Smart Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Thanks Kate! So happy you enjoyed your time exploring the river with us. Happy Birthday again!

Reviewed 30 May 2018

We did this tour with a 5 year old and a 7 year old. It was one of those experiences the kids will treasure when they grow up, I am sure! The booking was easy, click click. It gives you the option to put the...More

1  Thank Lucia C
Erik S, Owner at Smart Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Thank you so much Lucia! Thank you so much for letting us know what you enjoyed about your tour! We had an amazing time checking out the coast and redwoods with your awesome family and hope you visit again soon. Again, thank you so much...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip. Erik was a great tour guide. We had lots of fun. I highly recommend this tour. We were able to spot an otter when we were kayaking the Russian river.

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Erik S, Owner at Smart Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thank you so much for reviewing our Redwoods to Pacific tour! I agree, it's hard to beat seeing wildlife up close and personal while exploring such a beautiful place. Thank you!

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