Paddle to the Sea – May 6-June 4, 2011

The Tuolumne River Trust’s 3rd Annual Paddle to the Sea starts May 6th and runs thru June 4th.  245 miles of Scenic River, Delta and Bay paddling from Meral’s Pool on the Tuolumne to Pier 39 in San Francisco in 17 legs.
Paddling: There are sections appropriate for Ski, Outrigger, Sea Kayak, Open Canoe, Raft and Whitewater Kayak.  Distances are as short as 6 miles and as long as 35 miles.  Parties and a Concert also, see
To Donate or sponsor another Paddler go to:

Note: You do not need whitewater experience to join the whitewater rafting section.  All rafts will be guided by professional river guides.  (The dream team for a whitewater raft?  (1) guide + (6) Outrigger paddlers.)

All funds raised go to conservation and restoration efforts the Trust conducts in the Tuolumne Watershed and points downstream which use Tuolumne river water (San Francisco, Modesto and several other Bay Area and Central Valley communities).

Questions?  Drop me an email or talk to the Tuolumne River Trust Staff at 1-888-994-3344
Paddles Up!
-John Dye
Guide, 2011 Paddle to the Sea

1 Response to “Paddle to the Sea – May 6-June 4, 2011”

  • Jessie Raeder, Paddle to the Sea Director

    Grammy Award winner Laurie Lewis will headline the show which features an opening act by Rita Hosking.

    Paddle to the Sea, our epic paddle-a-thon down the Tuolumne River from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco Bay. There are many options for coming out on the water for a day (or more) including whitewater rafting, canoeing, sailing, sea kayaking, and more. New this year: free sea kayak rentals for the final day in San Francisco Bay courtesy of California Canoe and Kayak, and we are also paddling through the Delta in high performance water craft (surf skis, outriggers, etc.) If folks have questions, please feel free to contact me at our toll-free number: 1-888-994-3344 or email jessie@…


    Jessie Raeder
    Paddle to the Sea Director
    Tuolumne River Trust

    Registration open

    Wild & Scenic Tuolumne Concert, May 14 in Groveland (near Yosemite)

    Get your tickets today: Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door

    Paddle to the Sea: May 6 – June 4

    New paddling options and details just added

    Whitewater raft the Wild & Scenic Tuolumne – May 6-7
    Kickoff Paddle to the Sea with a professionally guided 2-day whitewater rafting trip down the classic Tuolumne Class IV run leg by our partner ARTA River Trips. Given all the rain and snow this year, expect big water and a rollicking good time! Private shared cost trips are also an option for those with the equipment and experience.

    Float or Canoe the Lower Tuolumne – May 14,15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
    Due to heavy rainfall and expected high flows, we will once again be offering rafts for the first three “canoeing” legs of Paddle to the Sea. On May 14 & 15 you have the option of an easy float down these beautiful stretches Lower T. Canoes also available May 20-24. As always, you are welcome to bring your own boat if you prefer.

    Sail or paddle the Delta – June 1-3
    This year we will be paddling all the way through the Delta – the largest estuary on the West Coast of the Americas. Join us for three bid days of paddling high performance water craft or bring your sailboat along and join the regatta!

    Sail or sea kayak the San Francisco Bay – June 4
    A big thank you to our partners at California Canoe and Kayak who have generously donated the use of their sea kayaks, you can now join us on the final legs of Paddle to the Sea whether or not you have your own boat! A very limited number of seats are now available for you to join us on a sailboat accompanying the paddlers across the bay as well.

    What’s new for Paddle to the Sea 2011


    With our new website, it’s easy to start or join a team when you register to paddle.


    Kids from ages 7-12 are now eligible for certain canoeing stretches. If you are interested in bringing your child, email or call toll-free at 1-888-994-3344 to let us know.

    Virtual Paddlers

    What if you love the Tuolumne and want to help raise money but you can’t come out on the river? Sign up to be a Virtual Paddler!

    Premier Paddlers

    Interested in going on the entire journey, and getting to know the river from top to bottom? Find out how to become a Premier Paddler.

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