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Catch A Canoe & Bicycles Too

The Stanford Inn, Mendocino, CA
+1 707-937-0273
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Ride up the river fun!

Took the family and paddled up the river. Saw harbor seals, and lots of birds. Boats were super... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
A Well Worth Adventure

A little bit pricy since we realized they charge per person instead of per 🛶 but it was very well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Aram A
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The Stanford Inn's Catch a Canoe & Bicycles Too is open year round to both Inn guests and the general public. Established in 1972, Catch a Canoe offers kayak, outrigger and canoe rentals on Big River Estuary. Locally made redwood outriggers are extra stable, efficient and easy to control with a foot operated rudder. Perfect for couples, families and pets. Mountain bikes are also available for rentals or for sale. Open daily from 9 to 5.
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The Stanford Inn, Mendocino, CA
+1 707-937-0273
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took the family and paddled up the river. Saw harbor seals, and lots of birds. Boats were super stable and well maintained. The crew was friendly, helpful and super fun. Loved them. Great time!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little bit pricy since we realized they charge per person instead of per 🛶 but it was very well worth it. We saw +10 seals and some exotic looking 🐦. A quick tip, be careful of the wind and the current cause we had...More

Thank Aram A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot speak highly enough of this business or the experience they provide. They gentlemen who work there truly went above and beyond to help me (and my dog) get onto the river. Once out there - wow. Words cannot convey how beautiful and utterly...More

Thank FunPie
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Rented a couple of bikes with my husband and took them through the nearby park. The scenery was breathtaking and the bikes were fantastic. I haven't ridden in years and I could handle it without issue. Easily one of my favorite parts of the entire...More

Thank Amtf25
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My husband and I rented a canoe from this spot and it was a lot of fun. The staff was very helpful and the canoes were really interesting, easy to use and had a great story. The views on the river were amazing and it...More

1  Thank KandJ44
Reviewed 8 April 2017

What a great way to relax: paddling along Big River, watching birds and ducks, being watched and followed by a sea lion, and enjoying the calm surrounding; loved the Polynesian style canoe, very stable and easy. Nice folks at the shop. And low rental costs!

Thank JPDallas
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I rented a canoe and spent a few hours enjoying the river, seeing birds, trees, and many other couples out in canoes too! A relaxing activity that involves a good dose of exercise. Definitely recommend.

Thank atwoodexplores
Reviewed 1 November 2016

My husband and I visited the area for our honeymoon and rented an outrigger canoe from Catch-A-Canoe. They were really helpful in getting us set up and we had an amazing time. It was the first time either of us had used an outrigger and...More

1  Thank LJP1009
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is the third time we took an outrigger up the Big River using Catch A Canoe. The trip is very relaxing (you do need to paddle and fight some wind so it is not like a massage). Time it with the ingoing and outgoing...More

1  Thank B B
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great way to see nature at its best and the beautiful Big River. The Eco boat is an outrigger canoe made from redwood. It has a solar operated motor that you can barely hear when it is activated (only used when absolutely necessary). You can...More

Thank lbruna
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