Why You Need to Stop at Catch a Canoe & Bicycles, Too!

breakfast table with view of the ocean in the distance - download our free vacation guideWhat’s waiting around the riverbend? Catch a Canoe & Bicycles, Too! This local Mendocino company offers visitors a unique opportunity to channel their inner adventurer and explore the Big River. From redwood outriggers to canoes, kayaks, and bicycles, you can choose your experience with the help of the staff’s expertise. Read on learn more about the company and start planning your trip to Mendocino today! Don’t forget to download our free Vacation Guide for information on the best local restaurants, shops, museums, and more.


Why a Trip to Catch a Canoe & Bicycles, Too Makes for the Perfect Day Activity!


About Catch a Canoe & Bicycles, Too

Catch a Canoe & Bicycles, Too was established in 1972, and if the name sounds familiar, it’s because you may have read about it in history books. Tippecanoe and Tyler Too was a popular campaign song for the Whig Party in the 1840 presidential election. The lyrics praised candidates William Henry Harrison (hero of Tippecanoe) and John Tyler. In Mendocino, it’s not about an election, but a fantastic rental shop you shouldn’t miss out on!


Explore Big River Estuary

Big River is one of those grand landscapes you needs to see at least once in your life. Flowing 55 miles toward the rugged Coast Range and into Mendocino Bay, the Big River Estuary offers splendid views and abundant wildlife, including river otters!

Outriggers and Bicycle Rentals

Experience the best of Mendocino with Catch a Canoe & Bicycles, Too. Go for a ride on one of their Polynesian redwood outriggers and glide on the waters of Big River. This is the perfect option for those seeking peace and relaxation. Listen to the birds chirping around you, feel the flowing water under your paddle, and take in the beauty of the scenic woods around you. You can also rent more common rafts such as kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards.

If you prefer to stay on land, consider a bicycle rental! The coastal bluffs are only a short distance from Big River and are waiting to be explored. Choose from a wide range of mountain bikes, comfort bikes, and even electric bicycles.

Guided Tours

Get ready for a breathtaking experience on the Mendolea River guided tour! Explore the great outdoors on a gorgeous, six-person canoe with an electric outboard and colorful downwind flip sail. It’s truly a sight to behold! Bond with your loved ones and admire local wildlife like seals, river otters, and great blue heron.


Rest From Your Adventure at Sea Rock Inn

Cottage Sea Rock bed view overlooking the ocean - Mendocino Music FestivalYou need a cozy place to unwind at during your Northern California vacation, and our B&B is the perfect location. It’s also ideal for a romantic getaway with your significant other. Enjoy ocean views, luxurious amenities, and a peaceful atmosphere where you can relax and unwind.

Browse our accommodations and pick your favorite! Our Junior Suite 15a is especially popular with guests. You can take a bath in your private bathroom, enjoy a glass of California wine in front of the fireplace, and get a good night’s sleep in the queen featherbed! The best part? A delicious homemade breakfast awaits you as soon as you wake up!

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