Dear Point Reyes Women:

We are please to announce a very special naturalist-led  day of kayaking for women hosted by Betty's List and Blue Water Ventures. Our destination is the beautiful Point Reyes National Seashore in West Marin on August 7th.


Cost: $105 For a day of kayaking on beautiful Tomales Bay in Point Reyes National Seashore

On Saturday, August 7th, we will kayak through Tomales Bay, a scenic wetlands teaming with life found within the boundaries of the National Seashore. As we make our way through this protected bay, we'll look for such animals as harbor seals, bat rays, harmless leopard sharks, white pelicans and migratory waterfowl. We will stop at one of the secluded beaches for a snack (be sure to pack something to munch on). Join our team of naturalist as we pull a large seine net to see what lives below the water's surface.


Timing & Schedule -
Our adventure will begin on the shores of Tomales Bay near the town of Inverness at 11:30 AM on August 7th when we meet at the Tomales Bay Resort on the shores of Tomales Bay. First, we'll have instructions on kayaking. We use double sea kayaks that are very stable and easy to use. No previous kayaking experience is necessary.

We expect to be back at the launch area by 3:30pm. From there we will have a short break and then you may join us for an early dinner or appetizers at Thepmonggon on the Bay Restaurant. The restaurant is conveniently located at the Tomales Bay Resort where you may choose to stay. Thepmonggon on the Bay specializes in Thai cuisine using local seafoods.

To learn more about Point Reyes National Seashore please visit: Point Reyes and Tomales Bay.

Lodging or Camping Options:
If you are looking for lodging options we hope that you will consider staying at the Tomales Bay Resort (formerly the Golden Hinde Inn) that has affordable lodging and is conveniently located at our launch site for Saturday morning. As you make a reservation, please mention that you are part of the “Betty's List” event and you will be given a 10% discount.

We are also pleased to offer a 10% discount at the lovely Point Reyes Seashore Lodge in the quaint town of Olema. For more information, check the website and mention “Betty's List” as you make your reservation.

If you are interested, camping is available at Olema Ranch Campground at Samuel B Taylor Park or you can also reserve a bunk at the Point Reyes Youth Hostel.

What to Bring With You - As far as things to bring, here are a few suggestions for kayaking

- Dress in layers - Fleece, capilene, silk or wool are good insulators; bring a warm top that can be put on if cool weather (fog) approaches; a sweatshirt is adequate.
- Long pants or shorts - sweat pants that can be rolled up work well; an outer shell of nylon material dries quickly, but jeans get soggy and are not recommended.
- Windbreaker or paddling jacket
- Footgear - tennis shoes, Teva-type sandals or wet suit booties - any style is fine; they will get wet as you wade in to launch your boat.
- Hat with visor for sun protection
- Water bottle
- Snack in a compact lunch bag or Ziploc to take in boat with you; snacks for the weekend
- Sunscreen and lip balm
- Sunglasses (or prescription glasses) attached with a leash
- Binoculars and camera in waterproof bag ( use at your own risk); disposable cameras work well.
- Small, compact daypack
- Change of warm clothes for night paddle

- Flashlight or headlamp

- $10 parking fee per day if you are not staying at the Tomales Bay Resort

Directions to the Tomales Bay Resort
(12938 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness California  415-669-1389)

From the Golden Gate Bridge, head north on Hwy 101

Take the San Anselmo/Richmond Bridge Exit.

Continue through the town of San Anselmo and Fairfax (you're now on Sir Francis Drake Highway) until the road dead ends at Highway One in the small town of Olema.
Take a right (north) on Hwy One and a

Left onto Sir Francis Drake Highway which indicates a sign towards Inverness (before crossing the bridge into Point Reyes Station).

Continue through the town of Inverness. You will see the Tomales Bay Resort located on Tomales Bay to your right directly on Tomales Bay.

I am looking forward to our adventure together in Point Reyes National Seashore.

Very Sincerely,

Kim Powell, MRPA
Owner, Operator & Naturalist
Blue Water Ventures
phone & fax: 831-459-8548
108 Mason St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Kim and partner, Nellie hiking Point Reyes