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“Kayaking Big River”
Review of Big River

Big River
Ranked #7 of 25 things to do in Mendocino
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Owner description: A beautiful estuary in which to observe nature.
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Beautiful, flat river. Lots of bird life. Plus, a family of river otters that entertained us as we drifted by.

Thank Carol P
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Peaceful and quiet -- very gentle river for our first-time canoe rental with our dog. Not too exciting, but did have some nice views of birds and a coupe of seals.

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We rented from Catch-a-Canoe which is locate at the river's mouth to the ocean about a mile from downtown Mendocino. They have kayaks and outrigger canoes which are very stable. What was amazing to us is that 100 yards from were we started we were totally away from roads and houses. Very few other people on the river. It's lovely and an easy paddle when you time with the tides. We saw a Harbor Seal, Common Mergansers, King Fishers and fishing Cormorants.
It's rare when you can truly get away from it all and it's so close to darling Mendocino.

1  Thank mdl920
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Travel back in time in your rental kayak or outrigger canoe, available near the mouth of the river. Just be sure to check on the tides with the staff so you aren't paddling against the tide on your return trip. A pleasant, peaceful adventure on one of Mendocino County's beloved rivers.

1  Thank SonomaValleyWoman
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

There is the ocean side and the river side. On the river side it is quiet and not windy at all. On the ocean side it is windier, but there is tons of scrap wood and seaweed that people are constantly using to make teepees and other small shelters. Also it seems to be an informal off leash dog area.

Thank ecuachic
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