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Smith River Kayaks

12580 US Highway 101 N, Crescent City, CA 95567-9417
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Very fun

This kayak trip was a really cool experience. We were able to see seals, river otters, deer, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tim_Schweizer
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Epic Expedition on the Smith River

I have to say that Carl helped me check something off my bucket list. I was able to Kayak down a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
chipdecker
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Crescent City, California
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Smith River Kayaks is conveniently located near the mouth of the Smith River. An ideal opportunity to experience the Wild Rivers Coast, their estuaries, and coastal lagoons from the water, we offer 14 different half day and full day self guided kayak touring and fishing destinations.
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“great trip” (2 reviews)
“took pictures” (2 reviews)
“guided tour” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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12580 US Highway 101 N, Crescent City, CA 95567-9417
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This kayak trip was a really cool experience. We were able to see seals, river otters, deer, and many different types of birds. The water was crystal clear and the guided tour was very insightful. Smith River Kayaks was very fun!!!

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Carl P, Owner at Smith River Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hope you can return to explore the upper reaches some day.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to say that Carl helped me check something off my bucket list. I was able to Kayak down a pristine river in the Northwest United States. This is probably one of the best experiences I have ever had. Carl made it happen with...More

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Carl P, Owner at Smith River Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Having lived here for over 12-years, I know all the best locations and must see sights.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The Smith River is flat out beautiful with it's clear green blue water, deep canyons, and the world's tallest trees along its bank. And as well, with Smith River Kayaks we got a biologist-guide, Carl Page, good equipment, and low rates. Definitely one of the...More

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Carl P, Owner at Smith River Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was a pleasure guiding you down the cleanest and best river in California. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Carl was such an amazing help for our kayaking experience. He was so helpful in going down the river an knowledgeable about the area. His kayaks were the real deal they were more sturdy for first time riders like myself. He even took pictures for...More

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Carl P, Owner at Smith River Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Smith River Kayaks uniquely provides hard-shell sit-on kayaks for responsive handling in the rapids, unlike the inflatables offered by my competition.

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

My husband and I had planned to hike from the Oregon/California border along the California Coastal Trail, the issue we ran into was to finding assistance to cross the Smith River to avoid a 17 mile detour. After calling around local places we hit a...More

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Carl P, Owner at Smith River Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

With so many options for kayaking the Smith, I hope to show you the South Fork wonders next time.

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We rented a tandem kayak from Smith River Kayaks and selected the guided tour. Carl was really accommodating from the beginning - we were able to book the day before and bring our dog along on the kayak. During the tour, Carl was very knowledgable...More

Thank Isabel W
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Carl P, Owner at Smith River Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

After 4-years I have come to know most details about the Smith River and its ecology.

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Reviewed 8 September 2016

What a adventure! I had so much fun, Carl is awesome. He had everything you need to be prepared so you dont loose anything. He had wetsuits available and river shoes. Our trail was about 5 hours, so much fun the whole time. I used...More

1  Thank Alanna Y
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Carl at Smith Kayaks took great care to outfit us with the proper gear. His kayaks were the real thing, not just blow up kayaks. The three hour trip down Smith River, through Redwoods on both sides was absolutely gorgeous. Smith River was so clear...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

My wife and I rented some brand-new,well-outfitted kayaks fro Smith River Kayaks in Smith River. After discussing possible venues, we decided to kayak Lake Tolowa, which is a big lagoon near the Smith River in the Tolowa Dunes State Park. The owner, Carl Page, was...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

We were all alone on the Smith River- absolutely beautiful. I was in a group of four; we were all somewhat experienced kayakers, and we found the route simple to navigate. I'm not sure about how many different routes are available; our route took us...More

1  Thank Nick M
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