Meet your guide at Memorial Beach in Healdsburg, where you’ll get a brief safety orientation and launch onto the gentle currents of the Russian River. Paddle approximately 9 miles (14 km) down the scenic waterway that winds through the famed Sonoma County wine country while learning about the area’s history from your local guide. Admire the fertile landscape and be on the lookout for native birdlife such as blue herons and snowy egrets. Disembark at a riverside beach to enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch and take a refreshing swim in the river if you like. After finishing your tour at the historic Wholer Bridge, a driver will pick you up and return you to the original departure point.