Vineyard and bike trail at sunset in Livermore Wine Country, California.

You Need to See These Livermore Kayaking Spots

Kayaking is an amazing way to experience the outdoors. Paddle through fresh waters as you take in your surroundings. Gaze out at expansive blue waters, towering trees, and more natural wonders from your kayak seat. Livermore Valley is a great place to visit if you’re seeking this type of outdoor adventure and kayaking the perfect medium to experience it! There are many local parks and companies that offer options for kayaking in Livermore. Want more options on what to explore when you visit Livermore? Request our complimentary Vacation Guide!

Your Guide to a Livermore Kayaking Trip

What to Bring

What’s great about kayaking is that, when practiced in an appropriately monitored setting, it’s suitable for all skill levels. You don’t need to be a rowing champion to be able to enjoy this outdoor activity! If you’re kayaking on a guided tour with a company, then most of your supplies should be provided. If you’re going with a group of friends or alone, here’s the short list of what you should bring with you!

  • Kayak and paddle. Most parks have kayaks available for rent. Or, if you’re going on a kayak tour, the tour company will provide your vessel.
  • Dry bag for electronics and personal items. A small, waterproof satchel or fanny pack is ideal for keeping valuable items you might need before or after the trip dry. A ziplock bag can work in a pinch, too!
  • Bug spray. If you’re kayaking in the summer months, you’ll likely be wearing shorts and short sleeves. It can’t hurt to give yourself a quick mist of bug spray so you can spend more time paddling and less time slapping bugs away.
  • Water bottles and dry snacks. Depending on how long your kayaking trip is, you’ll likely get hungry, thirsty, or both! Store snacks in the same type of dry bag that you keep your personal items.
  • License or permit. For independent kayakers, be sure to check with the property where you’ll be kayaking to make sure you have all the proper licenses and permits to be able to tread the waters there!

Where to Go

Lake Del Valle Regional Park is the best place for kayaking in Livermore. This state park accommodates all skill levels and group sizes. First timers should check out the park’s classes! Use one day of your Livermore Valley getaway as a date. Then, recharge with a brew and a bite to eat at these Livermore bars.

Independent kayakers can rent various types of kayaks for $25 per hour or less! Be sure to bring your friends to participate in this affordable, unique way to see Livermore Valley. Browse Lake Del Valle Regional Park’s hours and full details regarding kayaking before your trip!

Relax Back at The Purple Orchid

The Rustler\'s Rhapsody room at the Purple Orchid.

After a day of kayaking in Livermore retreat to the Purple Orchid to experience ultimate relaxation. Sore muscles from paddling your way through Livermore’s beautiful lakes? Indulge at our first-class spa. We offer a wide variety of spa treatments including a sports massage!

After your massage, return to your guest room at our resort. Our Rustler’s Rhapsody room is perfect for nature lovers. This room has a small patio and the best views of our property. Enjoy all of our luxurious amenities when you book a stay in any one of our guest rooms!

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