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The Bay Area is endowed with sloughs and lagoons. Let's explore them! Lakes, tidal rivers, and some fast-moving waters aren't out of the question either. Enjoy birdwatching and picnicking? You've come to the right group.

Membership is restricted to canoers. There are many meetup groups devoted to kayaks, and we encourage you to explore them. If you don't have a canoe but want to canoe, you have two choices (1) join, then connect with an existing solo member, or (2) purchase a small, used canoe and adopt a kayak paddle so that you can solo paddle (we have one member that does so and she can share all the ins/outs with you).

Most of our trips are on easy waters. Kids are welcome! Heck, bring your dog! However, there is a subculture developing in this groups that's very fast-water friendly.

There's a modest annual membership to help with website costs. Anyone can plan a paddle: just throw it out there.

There is no required skill level to be a member. However, we're all expected to have certain abilities before going out on the water. You are responsible for your safety and your guests! Because meetup times are tied to the tides, for safety reasons meetups must start on time.

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Recent Meetups

  • Feb 1, 2015 · 8:30 AM

    Newark Slough: Very High Tide

    6 Paddlers

    Steve recommends that we start paddling 2 hrs before high tide. Here is the tide schedule for Sat/Sun, and Alviso isn't much different: Newark Slough:[masked]:53 AM PST... Learn more

  • Dec 21, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    2014 Christmas Lights Paddle in Foster City

    6 Paddlers

    It's that time of year, again! Meet at Foster City Boat Park:,-122.2611816/@37.5557408,-122.2618954,305m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en.... Learn more

  • Jul 23, 2014 · 12:00 PM

    WWCC Canoe & Camping Trip

    4 Paddlers | 5.00

    Every year we try and meet someplace for a canoe and camping extended weekend. This year we're headed back to Stumpy Meadows Lake & campground, with maybe a day trip to... Learn more

  • May 25, 2014 · 9:30 AM

    Napa River

    8 Paddlers | 4.50 | 10 Photos

    Meet at Trancas Crossing Park in Napa at 9:30, to put in by 10am.  It is about a 2 mile paddle down to the Oxbow Public Market, were we will stop for lunch, and then... Learn more

  • May 4, 2014 · 9:30 AM

    Lafayette Reservoir Paddle

    9 Paddlers | 5.00 | 11 Photos

    I've never paddled here, but I hear it's quite lovely. Plan to have your boat inspected ($6) at 9:00am: Learn more

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