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Downtown Napa boat dock (copy)

The city of Napa and Tideline Marine Group will be introducing kayak rentals and other non-motorized boat services at the downtown Napa River dock. A community familiarization day is planned for March 24. 

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The city of Napa will host a Community Day on Saturday, March 24, at the Main Street Boat Dock.

This private-partnership with Tideline Marine Group is intended to increase the utilization of this public facility as well as provide maritime expertise and oversight of the boat dock.

On March 24, the public can experience the new offerings that will soon be available at the boat dock, including kayak and stand-up paddle board demos.

From noon to 3 p.m., enjoy Napa Valley and Napa Valley Paddle right above the boat dock, and sign up for small group kayak and paddle board demonstrations. Try some food from nearby restaurants, while you visit with Gondola Servizio – the new gondola service.

Starting in April, all these recreational services will be available at the dock on weekends, and they will expand to daily services during the summer as demand increases. Working with Tideline will help support partnerships with other local and Bay Area businesses to continually expand programs and services.

Tideline Marine Group will oversee and manage all commercial activities at the Main Street Boat Dock as well as serve as the city of Napa’s representative to issue public use permits for three or more hours or overnight mooring permits. Tideline will provide oversight at a minimum period each year from April 1 through Sept. 31.

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Built in 2013, the 176-foot boat dock has three zones for commercial use, public first-come, first-serve use and loading area.

The boat dock is located between Third and Fifth streets along Main Street next to the Riverfront Building.

Tideline has a kiosk on the lower level of the promenade to provide onsite customer service and information about the available services or you can visit their website at

The Main Street Boat Dock is a part of the river corridor park system and downtown recreational amenities stretching north and south along the river including Kennedy Park, Riverside Park, Oxbow Preserve, Jim Hench Kayak Launch at Oxbow Commons and Trancas Crossings.