Catch A Canoe & Bicycles Too, Mendocino

#4 of 7 in Tours in Mendocino County
Kayaking / Canoeing · Boat Tour
Located on the grounds of The Stanford Inn by the Sea, Catch a Canoe provides rentals for adventure sports in the Big River watershed. Our eco-friendly and pet-enthusiastic store is located at the mouth of Mendocino's majestic Big River. Big River is situated in a stunning basin, flanked by coastal redwoods and teaming with wildlife. We provide a variety of redwood-hewn canoes, ranging in size to accommodate anywhere from one to nine paddlers. In addition, our staff offers several unique guided tours of Big River. These informative and memorable excursions come in a variety of themes:

Eco Cruise


Full Moon


Evening Cruise

Our fleet of kayaks and stand-up paddle boards is also at your disposal, as well as our full-service bike rentals, giving you access to the plethora of bike trails on the Mendocino Coast, which range in difficulty from novice to radical. Call us ahead of your arrival (707) 937-0273, and we will help you plan your trip in accordance with the tidal currents, which change daily. For more information, visit our website at
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  • The redwood canoes have a rudder system for steering so riders can paddle on any side they want. Service was friendly, punctual and professional. The estuary is spectacularly beautiful. Very relaxing....  more »
  • We'd seen these canoes from the Little River Beach last time we were in town and made sure they were on our To Do List his time around. The only double outrigger canoes around, they made for a lovely....  more »
  • A great canoeing trip and excellent family outing! Make sure to bring a camera as you are likely to see lots of wildlife. We saw otters, eagles and seals.
  • The bikes are in excellent shape. The bike trail is long and monotone, except the nice vista view s to the Big River. The canoe is great but the water up close is not as pretty as when viewed from the bike trail. We saw a harbor seal and got as close as 20 feet. He is as cute as a puppy! But there was only one.

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