Experience the Wild North Coast

Redwood Coast Voted #1 Travel Destination in U.S. by Lonely Planet!

There are so many wonderful outdoor adventures to enjoy while visiting California’s Redwood Coast. We encourage you to explore a wide variety of activities and make the most of your vacation experience. Our staff can assist you with any questions you may have regarding these activities or any other adventures here on the North Coast.  

Please contact our concierge desk by emailing info@trinidadretreats.com or calling  707-601-6645. 

Welcome to Kayak Trinidad! Humboldt County's premier paddlesports instruction and guiding center based in the beautiful seaside village of Trinidad, CA.  Nestled at the gateway to the California Coastal Monument along the rugged Redwood Coast, Trinidad offers up some of the most spectacular coastal paddling in the world.  Whether you're new to ocean paddling or a salty veteran, Kayak Trinidad offers a variety of options for all levels of paddlers.  From beginner friendly lessons and whale & wildlife tours of Trinidad Bay to advance instruction and coastal exploration, we can help you achieve your goals. With over ten years of coaching and guiding under our belt, you can rest assured your safety and enjoyment is our primary objective. 






Learn about our unique Redwood forest ecosystem and the amazing array of wildlife and spectacular scenery that can only be accessed by mountain bike. Our Guided Mountain Bike Tours allow beginners to learn off-road mountain biking techniques on our wide trials through redwood groves, meadows, creeks, and beaches.  Beginner trails are less than 10 miles round trip. Intermediate and advanced riders are introduced to some of the North Coast’s famous single-track trails. We have several different trails to choose from and each adventure is custom designed to meet our client’s interest and riding abilities.  Intermediate rides are approximately 15 miles round trip.  Advanced rides are approximately 25 miles round trip.  Half day tours are 3- 4 hours and full day tours are 6 hours plus. 2 Person minimum is required to book a tour.  Bike tours are not suitable for children under 10, child-sized bikes are limited. 

Deep Sea Fishing 

Come sport fishing  in Trinidad Bay! Fish for rockfish, dungeness crab and salmon. Families and groups of friends will have a head out for a day of fun fishing on the bay. Most charter boats take a maximum of 6 people at a time and  run two trips a day. Morning trips the boat usually  leaves the Trinidad Pier at 6:15 am and returns after limits or 5 hours. Afternoon trips the boat leaves the Trinidad Pier again at 12:15 pm and returns after limits or 5 hours. Our local captains work very hard to make sure their customers have a successful trip and a fun day on the ocean.

REDWOOD ADVENTURES - Guided Hiking Tours

Begin your trip with an interpretive tour into the scenery-packed old-growth redwood forest with one of our certified naturalists. This will give you a thorough understanding of the complex ecology found in the unique coastal redwood groves. Hike the famous Fern Canyon, look for migrating whales and see the abundant wildlife found in Redwood National Park.  All guided eco-tour adventures are completely customized to meet the interest and abilities of our clients. The amount of hiking involved is completely up to the clients. 

Kayak the Humboldt Lagoons

Come kayak on one of Humboldt Lagoons State Park.  Big Lagoon, Stone Lagoon and Freshwater Lagoon are a series of  enclosed, flat body of water that share miles of sand spit with the ocean and is over 5 miles to circumnavigate. Shorebirds and river otters are abundant.  While paddling you can also often see Roosevelt Elk from your kayak.  Kayaking is the perfect outdoor activity for the whole family.  Local outfitter's provide fun, eco-friendly, and safe water instruction for people of all abilities. They also offer stand up paddleboards. All kayak (single or double) and stand up paddle rentals include a life jacket and mini lesson.  All rentals are totally appropriate for beginners. All rentals are for Stone and Big Lagoon only and are not acceptable for the ocean. 

Trinidad Massage & Day Spa

Indulge in a one hour or 90 minute massages  at either of  the two Trinidad locations or get a mobile massage at your vacation rental for a deeply relaxing experience.  Services available in a range of modalities from Swedish, Deep Tissue and Thai massage as well as Raindrop Technique with essential oils and Hot Stone Massage.