We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 19225 Shoreline Highway, Marshall Boat Works, Marshall, CA 94940
Phone Number: 415-669-2600
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Just an hour north of San Francisco in the Point Reyes National Seashore,...

Just an hour north of San Francisco in the Point Reyes National Seashore, wilderness kayaking experiences await you. Our Inverness and Marshall sites on Tomales Bay are adjacent to pristine beaches and protected waters where unspoiled nature and wildlife viewing abound. Naturalist-led tours, oyster tours, overnight camping, events and parties for individuals and companies, weeklong youth camps, beginning and advanced classes are just a few of our offerings. Take a break from "civilization" and explore the natural world with us by kayak. Since 1984 Blue Waters has also led trips to Baja, Mexico including Sea of Cortez island expeditions and incredible whale watching from Laguna San Ignacio base camp.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 46 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 25
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
Rays in the Sunshine

Friendly staff and great experience. Saw lots of bat rays and a couple leopard sharks in he shallow water to the north of Blue Water.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Robert G
Add Photo Write a Review

46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 46: English reviews
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff and great experience. Saw lots of bat rays and a couple leopard sharks in he shallow water to the north of Blue Water.

Thank Robert G
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I attended the sea kayaking 1 class. It was jam-packed with info and enough time in the water for skills practice. Our guide, Jeff, was very patient and he took the time to provide each participant individualized instruction. The knock of one star is just for the amenities that need some updating. This review is for the Marshall location. When... More 

Thank Jesse P
Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent experience with blue waters. We were scheduled for a trip and they called and canceled us due to small craft advisory (winds). Evidence of professional company to make good decision over profits. We went a few days later and the service was tailored just for us. We have kayaked for years so they didn't waste time... More 

Thank tnstephen
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They take very good care of you, minimizing how wet you get, teaching you to use the kayaks, and giving you a lot of great information about the area--historically, geologically, and regarding the plants and wildlife. Great vibe and lovely people.

Thank theRyanMJames
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This trip was scary and exciting at the same time since I have never been in a kayak before. I did a lot of canoeing in my younger days. I like that they gave us tips on how to kayak and how to save yourself if you tip over into the water. They were very informative about the area's animal... More 

Thank Jean F
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Vince did an excellent job quickly reviewing oar technique, making suggestions for our route, launching us and helping us when we returned. Great with 86 year old mum. We'll recommend Blue Water Kayaking and will return.

Thank Martha H
San Rafael, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Staff super friendly and helpful. Go in the morning because winds are strong in afternoon and make for a challenging paddle. not as much wildlife as I'd hoped- mostly birds.

Thank Barbra R
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time. Rented double kayak for 4 hours. Found some lovely beaches going north. Staff very helpful. Beautiful scenery and nice bird life. Spotted some rays and seals.

Thank Mark G
American Fork utah
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

A beautiful Saturday morning about 1 hour north of San Fran we easily found the parking lot for Blue Waters Kayaking. With big smiles on our faces we unpacked, and a friendly employee asked us to re-position our car to make sure we were parked the way they wanted us to park. We are happy to oblige. 2 min latter... More 

Thank PearceA
Peoria, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

We had a personally guided tour which was fantastic. Normally the group tours only allow children 13 and older, so we were given the option of booking privately which was ideal since we could then go at our pace. Wonderful guides as well!

Thank dimouza6

Travelers who viewed Blue Waters Kayaking also viewed

Point Reyes Station, Marin County
Point Reyes Station, Marin County
Point Reyes Station, Marin County
Inverness, Marin County

Been to Blue Waters Kayaking? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Blue Waters Kayaking and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
bethel island
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Blue Waters Kayaking staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?