Martinez Scenic Shoreline Adventures

Almost any time is a good time to go kayaking ... 

it's always fun to get out on the water!


We plan our adventures around the currents and tides. 
OR call us to arrange a date and time that works for you. 


Martinez is the home of John Muir, Joe DiMaggio and believe it or not, the martini! It's a great destination for connecting with nature - walking, biking or paddling. Martinez is blessed with a wonderful wetlands coastline with lots of cool places to explore! Check out our scenic shoreline park. We encourage you to get out on the water with Westwind Adventures, then have dinner in town at one of our many excellent restaurants. 


We offer three Kayak Martinez adventures, all launching from the Martinez marina:

Individual & Group Rates

Explore the Martinez Wetlands

Explore the beautiful Martinez Scenic Shoreline and wetlands! 

  • Check out the birds! We've seen great blue herons, snowy egrets, white pelicans and a lone osprey as well as lots of wetlands birds. 

  • Paddle around the  real shipwreck

  • Enjoy the scenic hills

  • Ride the current and waves

  • Sunsets on the Straits  can be spectacular! 


Paddling through the Ferry Dock
at the Martinez marina

Explore the Carquinez Straits

This adventure includes the Martinez Wetlands paddle then takes us down the Straits along the coast to Castaway Beach. We paddle out with the ebbing tide and return with the flood. Ideal for gung-ho paddlers who want a longer paddling experience.


Taking a break at Castaway Beach

Crossing the Straits to Benicia

This is a longer adventure that will take us down the Straits to Castaway Beach, then across the channel to explore the coast of Benicia. Along the way we'll explore the islands (and currents!) off Benicia Point. On our return, we'll check out the Martinez wetlands. 


For more experienced outdoor adventurers and novice kayakers, river crossings are ideal to help build your confidence for longer paddles and more challenging conditions. You'll learn about the dynamics of the Straits and basic navigation. 


These trips are scheduled to catch the ebbing current down and the flood current back (it's easier that way!).



Sunset over the Straits

We make every effort to provide you with a fun trip. Our guides will give instructions before each trip - it is important that you listen and follow their instructions. You will assume the responsibility for many decisions affecting your safety during your trip. These activities can be physically demanding with inherent elements of risk and danger beyond our control. We do not assume liability for personal injury or death. You must sign a Release Form and you participate at your own risk. We offer trips requiring various degrees of fitness. We are not qualified to evaluate your fitness so you must evaluate your fitness as appropriate for any given trip. If you have physical limitations, or are overweight or in poor physical condition, you should consult with your physician before the trip. 



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