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Break away from the crowd. Jump in a kayak and paddle through sun and mist alongside curious seals at the coast. Hike under 1000 year old trees and find peace looking up into the canopy. Explore the wilder side of Sonoma with the help of our expert local guides and go home with incredible stories and an experience far from a typical "Wine Country" vacation!
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Experience two quintessential Sonoma County activities on one convenient day trip from Santa Rosa. Hike the picturesque Sonoma Coast and kayak the mouth of the Russian River near Jenner with a small group of fellow adventurers. Enjoy a delicious lunch and convenient round-trip transportation in a comfortable minivan on this fun and hassle-free excursion.
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from $139.00
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Discover the coastal redwoods of Northern California on a hiking tour with transportation from Santa Rosa. With a guide, you'll drive past Sonoma County vineyards to reach a redwood grove, where you'll walk among some of the oldest and tallest trees in the world. As you go, listen to commentary from your guide about the forest ecosystem and history.
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from $90.00
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Head out from Santa Rosa to the Sonoma Coast on this kayaking tour of the Russian River. Admire views of redwood forests and rugged coastline as your guide drives you out of the city along Highway 1, and then set sail at the confluence of the Russian River and Pacific Ocean—calm waters and plenty of marine life makes this a fun, all-levels trip.
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from $149.00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour was amazing. We started with a hike through the Redwoods and then kayaked on the Russian River. Erik is very informative and happy to share his vast knowledge of the outdoors. The tour through the Redwoods was incredible and the kayaking with the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Shawn P
Erik S, Owner at Smart Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for letting me know what you enjoyed about your tour! So happy you enjoyed the picnic lunch! Gotta have good food to keep fueled up for the adventures. Thanks again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing trip and hugely recommended for those who enjoy being outdoors and surrounded by nature. Erik was a fantastic tour guide, collecting us promptly, giving us so much information on the local area and the environment and even providing great snacks and much needed water...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kerry P
Erik S, Owner at Smart Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So glad to hear you enjoyed your hike in the redwood forest. It really is magical and I loved walking with you and talking about the trees. Thanks!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Eric was a great guide. Punctual, polite and fun tot talk with. My twin 16 year olds I learned so much from him about the trees and local history. Even as bay area natives for 25+ years, we didn't know 1/2 of what Eric knows...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sara K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a private kayak tour with Eric for during our mini-honeymoon in the area. The experience was absolutely amazing. From the beginning he was so friendly and informative. He picked us up at 9AM at our hotel and drove us to the River...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jillian T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a lot of research I am so glad we chose to go with smart Sonoma tours! We had such a great day seeing the beautiful Sonoma area. It was definitely a highlight of our trip. Erik was great at explaining everything and answering all...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Tim M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family had a really lovely time kayaking in Jenner. Erik was very friendly and knowledgeable about the wildlife and history of the area. We were fortunate to get quite close looks at a group of river otters. And it was just magical being out...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

This is a perfect tour to take!! Eric is very knowledgeable about the area! It was just my husband and I with Eric and it was such a fun time! It was so quiet at the Redwoods Forest it was like we had it to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank cherylmitchell03
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Truly enjoyed our hike in the redwoods! We live in FL and just do not see trees like that. Erik, our guide, took the time to inform us about the history of the land we were hiking through and was so knowledgable about the area...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

What an awesome experience! Erik was fantastic, incredibly knowledgeable about the area the red woods and so much more. We where lucky enough to have our trip extended to the coast as well. I would highly recommend if you have the time to schedule this...More

Thank Coolbrezusa
Reviewed July 23, 2019

Erik is so nice and provides you with plenty of information about the seals and wildlife in the local area.

Date of experience: July 2019
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