Point Reyes National Seashore Association - Drakes Estero Kayak Adventure with Todd Plummer


Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Phone: (415) 663-1200

Instructor: Todd Plummer

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.

Location: Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with directions to the meeting location!

-This is a kayaking event. Children welcome if older than 13 years old, with adult supervision, and weigh at least 50 lbs. Check out our partners at Blue Waters Kayaking! -If you have any special circumstances or questions, please contact us at fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org.

Is this event rain or shine? We use National Park advisories to determine whether or not the class will run. Click here to check out current weather conditions!

Class Cancellation 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. In the event that the PRNSA Field Institute cancels a class, participants will receive a full refund of class fee. 

Register Here!


  • You may bring a camera/binoculars, but know that the possibility exists that they may get wet or fall into the water. To protect items, have a dry bag or waterproof case. Disposable and/or waterproof cameras are recommended.
  • Snacks and water. It is important to bring food in a waterproof container or wrapper
  • Fanny pack, small daypack, or small soft-sided cooler to hold your items


Avoid any article of clothing made of cotton, such as sweat shirts, sweat pants, blue jeans and T-shirts. Once cotton gets wet, it stays wet, unlike materials such as wool, polypropylene, and fleece.

  • Warmth Layer (underneath): A fleece or synthetic shirt, vest or jacket.
  • Windbreak Layer (outside): Bring a windbreaker or rain jacket. This layer is very important, as it is often windy out on the bay. This layer will also help to keep you dry.
  • Pants: Wear quick-dry, nylon rain pants, or polypropylene pants or shorts (depending on weather conditions)
  • Footwear: Your feet (and lower legs) will get wet stepping in and out of the kayak, so wear old tennis shoes, wetsuit booties, rubber/teva-type sandals or rubber boots. Fleece and wool socks are recommended for colder weather.
  • Hat and Gloves: fleece, wool or polypropylene
  • Towel and change of clothes for the ride home (you may get wet or dirty during the outing)

Special Notes

Fee: $110. Non-Member Fee: $130. Point Reyes National Seashore Association offices are loated at 1 Bear Valley Road, Bldg 70, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956