Established in 1972, Catch a Canoe & Bicycles, Too! is the Mendocino coast’s only full-service outdoor shop, providing rentals, sales and service of a wide selection of kayaks, canoes, outriggers, and bicycles year-round. They also offer professionally guided tours of Big River State Park, including the eight-mile Big River estuary. These river tours use unique redwood outriggers that offer a secure, ultra stable ride. The Solar Wind outrigger holds nine persons including the guide, and the Redwood Cruiser can accommodate four people. There are daytime and nighttime cruises, powered by a variety of options including solar, people-power, sail and electric motor. Or bring your dog along on the Canine Cruiser!
For those who prefer bicycles, the Mendocino coast offers many opportunities for two-wheeled adventure, from the easy and popular Big River Trail to the radical and challenging Manley Gulch. You can ride straight from their shop to one of several nearby destinations, including Russian Gulch waterfall, the Van Damme fern canyon, and Point Cabrillo Lighthouse. You may transport the bicycles to your preferred starting point, though racks or carriers are not provided. Helmets are provided with each rental, and are required for all riders.
Catch A Canoe & Bicycles Too! is open year-round, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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