Napa River History Tour in Napa, CA

670 Main StreetNapa, CA 94559
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Embark on a kayaking tour along the blissful waterways of Napa Valley on this immersive tour of Napa Valley’s history. Along the way, you’ll meander past iconic sites and learn of their significance while also keeping an eye out for local wildlife such as birds, otters, and egrets. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the waterways on your own.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Napa Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approximately 1.5 to 2 hours long.
  • Tour is available for ages 7+.
  • All guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No kayaking experience necessary.


from Napa River History Tour
Our Napa River History tour is an easy one and a half to two-hour paddle along the waterways of the Napa Valley. We will meander past historic sites and learn their significance in world history.

• We will explore the waterways and discover wildlife on our kayak tour.
• We will identify birds and other animals along the Napa River.
• We will also search for the rare animals who also live in the Napa Valley.
• We will learn about the first people of the Napa Valley and some of the Native American names we still use to describe the places in the Napa Valley.
• We will discover their culture, what they were famous for and how they survived.

Discover the incredible and sometimes proactive history of some of the historic buildings that were damaged during the Napa earthquake.
Beyond local history, the tour will offer a glimpse at some of Napa Valley’s extraordinary wildlife. While gliding down the river, you might catch sight of beavers, otters, egrets, minks, and an assortment of other animals large and small. Plus, after the first hour of the tour, you’ll be given an opportunity to explore the waters on your own.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Napa River History Tour

Is there an age restriction for this tour?
Yes, guests must be at least 7 years of age. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Do I need to bring my own life jacket?
No, life jackets, paddles, kayaks, and a professional tour guide are all included in the tour admission.

Do I need prior kayaking experience?
No. Thousands of people have taken these tours with no experience. It’s a great introduction to kayaking and is great for beginners and those with experience.

Where do I meet for the tours?
Tours meet at Main Street Boat Dock (behind Morimoto), 670 Main St, Napa Ca 94559, close to downtown Napa. Tours start and end at the same location.