$110 – $130

Drakes Estero Kayak Adventure

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$110 Member Price / $130 Non-Member Price

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The biologically rich waters of Drakes Estero provide a haven for thousands of shorebirds, harbor seals, bat rays, leopard sharks, and other wildlife. We'll look for signs of the geological and cultural past as we enjoy the diversity of marine and avian wildlife that makes the estuary so special. This is one of the only marine wilderness areas in California. Although Drakes Estero is close to our modern cities and towns, kayaking in it is a unique experience where one feels transported to a distant, wild place.

Instructed by Sharon Barnett & our parteners at Blue Waters Kayaking

-This will be a vigorous activity.

-This is a kayaking event. Youth, ages 13 and up, are welcome with adult supervision. Check out our partners at Blue Waters Kayaking!

-If you have any special circumstances or questions, please contact us at fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org.

Class Cancelation Policy

If a registered participant wishes to cancel their enrollment and receive a refund, notification must be received at least 14 days in advance of the class date. No refunds will be issued for enrollment cancellations made less than 14 days in advance of the class date. Class enrollment fees are non-transferable. PNRSA Field Institute classes are generally run rain or shine, though will follow National Park Service weather and road advisories to ensure that classes only run in safe conditions. In the event that the PRNSA Field Institute cancels a class for any reason, participants will receive a full refund of class fees.

What to Bring

Come prepared for variable weather. Bring clothes that reflect your degree of sensitivity to heat or cold.

* Sunscreen & lip balm

* Hat with sun visor

* Wool or fleece hat (for cold days)

* Sunglasses

*Binoculars (a must)

* Water bottle

* Shorts or baggy pants that can be rolled up to your knees are best for paddling

* Shoes you don’t mind getting wet such as Teva type river sandals, wetsuit booties, or aqua socks
* Tennis shoes with wool socks or rubber boots are good in cool weather

* Waterproof jacket

* Wool, capilene, poly pro, or some other synthetic long sleeve, long underwear shirt that will keep you warm when it is wet (Cotton or cotton blend clothing retains water and will keep you cold if it becomes wet)

* Pile or fleece pullover or a wool sweater

* Change of clothes, including dry shoes

* Lunch – if possible, bring picnic items that you can share with other people

Interested in becoming a PRNSA Field Institute facilitator? Want to take classes for FREE while helping out a great cause? Join us! Contact us at fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org for more information.

Are you an outdoor educator or artist who would like to teach a PRNSA Field Institute class? Contact us at fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org or visit www.ptreyes.org/camps-classes-programs/field-institute/class-information for more information about how to become a PRNSA Field Institute Instructor.

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