If you’re looking for a different way to experience Napa, hit the water! The 55-mile Napa River, which flows right through downtown Napa, offers an array of landscapes and wildlife to view, as well as plenty of fun activities. You can spend the morning fly fishing and the afternoon on a stand up paddleboard or in a kayak. If you prefer a more laid-back approach, enjoy a leisurely wine and beer tasting cruise. Learn more about the best Napa River tours and book one for your next trip to the wine country today!
As you plan your visit to Napa Valley, download our free Vacation Guide to Napa. You can use it to find out our top suggestions for dining, excursions, shopping and sightseeing adventures, such as Napa River Tours! You can also learn about the most convenient, charming lodging in downtown Napa right here at Churchill Manor Bed & Breakfast.
One of the most popular Napa River tours is the Napa River Wine Tour. Not only is this excursion just steps away from Churchill Manor, it also gives you a fantastic opportunity to see the local sites and taste local beer and wine. Select from three tours, morning, afternoon or evening; each one lasts about 2 ½ hours. No matter which tour you choose, you’ll enjoy an array of wines from four local wineries. If you prefer beer, or you just like to switch it up a bit, you can also taste the wares from three Napa Valley microbreweries.
Sip on your favorite beverage as you float down the river. You’ll see downtown Napa and the surrounding area from a different perspective, one that allows you to sit back and relax and enjoy the view. With room for just 6 guests per tour, you are sure to have a delightful trip that includes personalized attention from your guide.
If you love fishing, you should plan to spend a few hours with Off the Hook Fly Fishing. This is one of the local Napa River tours that offers anglers the chance to take a little break from visiting vineyards. Choose from their many fishing excursions and spend the day in the California sunshine.
If you haven’t been fly fishing before, don’t worry. The Napa Valley fly guides are some of the best in the area. They’ll not only help you catch fish, they’ll help you improve upon your natural skills. Most of Off the Hook’s guided fishing tours run from July 4 through late November or early December. Their full-service tours last 8 hours and include all of your rods, reels, flies, and a delicious lunch. Half-day charters are also available. Their guided trips leave from Kennedy Park, which is less than a 10-minute drive from Churchill Manor!
Another fantastic way to explore the waterway is on a kayak adventure with Napa River History Tour. This Napa River tours company provides everything you need for your two-hour trip including paddles, life jackets, and your kayak, of course. Each tour is suitable for all skill levels and your group will be led by a knowledgeable guide who will take you past historic sites and explain the story behind them.
Napa Valley Paddle offers options for those who want to enjoy a group tour as well as those who like to set off on their own. You can sign up for a Living River Tour for a guided river excursion that will take you from downtown Napa to restored tidal wetlands and the forested riparian corridor of the Napa River’s Northern Reach. Their DIY Downtown Oxbow tour is perfect for experienced SUP riders and a fantastic way to see the river’s reed-lined shores, restored wetlands, and incredible wildlife.
After a day of exploring the region on any of the suggested Napa River tours, it’s time for you to return to Churchill Manor to relax and unwind. Freshen up in your luxurious room and then come join us for afternoon appetizers and a glass of wine on the veranda before heading out to enjoy one of Napa’s many restaurants. When it’s time to turn in for the night, you’ll find yourself surrounded by comfort and all of the amenities of home.
Start planning your trip to Napa Valley today with our free Vacation Guide!