Napa River History Kayak Tour: Exploring Napa's Past
6 Ratings
Embark on a Napa River History Kayak Tour to explore the lush natural scenery and storied history of Napa Valley. Paddle along the serene waters while learning fascinating local lore and historical trivia.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Napa Valley - Price is for a two person kayak, not per person. Unfortunately Viator will not allow us to post the listing correctly and insists we do it by person instead of two people in a tandem kayak. Our beautiful Napa River History Tour provides you with an intimate view of the little known and rich
    history of the Napa Valley. Traveling with us by kayak we will expose the area from a unique insiders
    perspective revealing Napa’s most provocative secrets.
What's Included
  • Tour guide provided
  • Kayak included
  • Lifejacket provided
  • Paddle included
Additional Information

In addition to its picturesque nature views, Napa Valley is also rich with history. Fortunately, the Napa River History Kayak Tour allows you to delve into both aspects. Under the guidance of a seasoned tour guide, the journey begins from 680 Main Street, conveniently close to Napa’s city center.

At the starting point, you and your group will receive kayaks to navigate the calm Napa River, offering a unique blend of past and present charm of this special area. Over the next one and a half to two hours, you’ll row along with your guide who will share fascinating local anecdotes, featuring stories not typically found in travel brochures.

The tour will educate you about the early settlers in Napa Valley, as well as its famous vineyards and local trades. Fun facts, such as Napa being founded before California gained statehood, are just some of the surprising pieces of history you’ll discover.

670 Main St
Main Street
Please arrive at 15 minutes early. Bathrooms are at the General Store 540 Main Street.. Free parking at 5th and main garage. Walk across the street and follow the signage to the River Front. Walk down to the floating dock and check in. Our crew is dressed in Hawaiian Shirts and Sun Hat
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(6 Ratings)
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Aug 5, 2023
Early bird - We had an amazing time with Justin; very knowledgeable and fun. We were lucky enough to be the only 2 people on the 1st morning tour and water conditions were great.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Aug 5, 2023
Cool, chill, kayak tour - Justin was chill and knew a lot about the history of Napa. Very personable. Woukd definitely recommend if you want a chill kayak tour.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Apr 12, 2023
Fun and relaxing educational tour of Napa - Come dressed appropriately as you might get a little wet. Ask about the stops on the paddle. Be prepared to spend an extra hour exploring on your own. The current might be stronger in the afternoon. The tour operator had great stories about Napa’s history that you won’t find in history books.
Review provided by Viator
Aug 30, 2022
Napa river tour - Great experience. Easy to get to and very informative. Our guide was very accommodating and made sure we all participated in the tour. Again great experience
Review provided by Viator
Jul 3, 2023
Great kayaking experience - The Kayak hosts were extremely nice & friendly. My wife was jittery with waters, they assured her safety and made her feel comfortable. One small issue. Viator booked us at 11am PST, but we were told the booking was for 1.30pm & apparently this has been a routine occurence for viator bookings. Something to sort out
Review provided by Viator
Oct 16, 2022
Kayaking in Napa - Getting in and out of kayaks was easy. Justin was a great guide! We enjoyed learning the history and getting some fresh air.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
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up to 5 guests
July 2024