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Smart Tours

29 reviews
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Santa Rosa, CA, USA
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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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Sonoma Redwoods Hike and Coastal Kayaking Tour
4 reviews
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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$139.00 per adult
Sonoma Redwoods Hiking Tour
3 reviews
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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$90.00 per adult
Russian River Kayak Tour at the Beautiful Sonoma Coast
1 review
Our Sonoma Coast Kayak Tour takes you to the edge of the beautiful Pacific Ocean where we explore the Russian River as it meets the sea. Birds, seals, a great lunch, and crashing waves are the highlights of this great day on the water. Expect to spend approximately 4 hours on this tour which includes paddling the river and walking on the beach while gazing out on the Pacific Ocean. We bring along plenty of snacks and water to keep you fueled up for the tour and afterwards we take you to our favorite riverside cafe for a healthy satisfying lunch.
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$149.00 per adult
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide and proprietor, Erik, met us promptly at 8 am (we arrived at 8:02 and he already had a call in to confirm our arrival at the meeting point).. He’s got a great set up.. nice passenger van, hitch for the likes-new kayaks and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 950aimees
Erik S, Owner at Smart Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Wow! Thank you so much for leaving such a detailed review. It was an absolute pleasure having you guys out exploring with me. A fun day for sure! I'm thinking that Korbel stop might have to become a permanent feature ;) Thanks for the feedback!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a perfect way to spend our first day in Sonoma. The hike in the Redwoods forest was on a very nice, well maintained trail. Just long enough to see some magnificent trees and be immersed in the woods. The paddle at the coast...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Cathy H
Erik S, Owner at Smart Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Cathy for taking the time to let me know that you enjoyed your time out in Sonoma County with me. It was a great day and I'm glad you enjoyed your picnic lunch! It was a blast hanging out with you and Susan....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Erik made my wife's birthday by customizing a tour specific for Us. We did a great 8 mile hike with awesome views. He had plenty of water and great snacks to keep us energized through the trip. We opted to stop for a sandwich at...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing Father’s Day kayak ride. Grandpa, grandma, dad, mom and two tweens. This is was our second adventure with Erik and again everything was flawless. We saw seals, great blue herons, a large merganser family and so much other wildlife. The scenery...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank dianesX2101TD
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Erik guided our group of 3 through the redwoods. He was so knowledgeable, it was incredible. We had a really wonderful time, learned plenty, and saw some amazing trees and views. If you are thinking about booking a tour with Smart Tours, just do it....More

Thank mdickson
Reviewed May 6, 2019

Erik's customer service and follow through were top notch, even through having to reschedule our original date due to weather. On the tour, Erik was engaged and very informative, Our group learned some very interesting information about the redwoods, and the hike itself was on...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank rjandrews
Reviewed May 6, 2019

Erik and Tim were amazing and so much fun. Very knowledgeable, helpful, and accommodating. Can't recommend them enough. The hike and kayaking were unforgettable and the lunch...incredible! Even the ride home was beautiful. Seriously if you are looking for something like this in the area,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank elizabethatally
Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

A large group of us spent several hours with Erik in the redwood forest and on the river and, for the entirety of our time together, he was engaging, informative and seemed genuinely happy to be there with us. The lunch on the beach that...More

Thank kcamrhein
Reviewed May 1, 2019

Eleven of us joined Erik on an unforgettable day hiking the redwoods and kayaking the Russian River Valley. Erik was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and so accommodating. He was able to add another person the day before the trip and even paddled my Husband,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AJKilgore
Reviewed March 1, 2019

I had the pleasure of taking a Smart Tours adventure last week to the Redwoods and then kayaking in the Russian River at the mouth of the Pacific. The whole day was amazing. Erik was an excellent guide and so knowledgeable about the area, the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bethob22
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