Welcome to North Bay

North Bay bills itself as 'just north enough to be perfect,' which begs the question: Perfect for what? It's just north enough to make visiting Torontonians feel like adventurers, and the lakeshore is lovely, but the city is not notably attractive. That said, its real appeal lies in its access to the lake and surrounding countryside, which is slowly becoming part of cottage country as weekend home-building city... Read More

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Tideline Water Taxi to San Francisco Giants Games at ATT Park

Ride on Tideline Water Taxi to Giants weekday night and weekend home games. Bypass traffic and parking. TheTaxi runs an easy-to-use loop service that drops fans off one block from the ballpark. Hop on at the location nearest you, and hop off at AT&T Park/Pier 40 for the game. Routes - from the North Bay - Sausalito to Tiburon to San Francisco's AT&T Park, and East Bay- Jack London Square to AT&T Park/Pier 40. Arrive 30 minutes before the first pitch and leave thirty minutes after the last out, meet back at Pier 40 for your ride home.

$57 Family Friendly

Baileys Harbor Shipwreck and Lighthouse Tour

The tour departs multiple times throughout the day from the Bues Point Boat Ramp. Begin the tour with a short safety demonstration before boarding the boat and motoring through the no wake zone. The cruise begins by heading up to the North Bay to view two shipwrecks in seven feet of water. View the shallow wrecks from the boat before continuing on to the Cana Island Lighthouse. Next, head to Baileys Harbor to view two more shipwrecks in five feet of water. Finish the tour at the Baileys Harbor Birdcage Lighthouse before heading back to the doc where the tour concludes.

$199 Outdoor Activities

Skydive San Francisco Bay Area from Novato

A tandem skydive is the most common option for first time jumpers. In a tandem skydive, you'll be hooked at four points to a highly experienced professional skydiver who has completed thousands of jumps. This allows you to enjoy the skydive without the pressure of knowing how to open, steer, or land a parachute. A few minutes of instruction prior to boarding the plane is all you need for a safe, enjoyable skydive! Located in Novato, California, only 25 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, this is the closest skydive center to San Francisco. From your vantage point 14,000 feet above San Francisco's North Bay, your instructor will point out views of the San Francisco city skyline, San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge, Napa and Sonoma wine country, Farallon Islands, Angel Island and Alcatraz. On a clear day, views carry out all the way to the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains. You won't find these spectacular views at any other skydive center.Once you've completed your skydive, you can continue to enjoy the area on your own by visiting a winery or two in nearby Sonoma or Napa, take a along the Pacific Coast Highway, or take a hike through Muir Woods.

$19.85 Water Sports

Eight Man Paddle Board Experience in Scarborough

Great fun, easy to get the hang of and the best way to glide gently across the water. Go on a paddle board and explore Scarborough's beautiful coastline and be ready to love the sensation of moving quietly across the water under your own steam, with just a board and a paddle to carry you.Stand up paddle boarding is THE new sport to try. One of the best things is that anyone can get a taste of being out in the middle of the sea on a paddle board. You don't need to be super sporty or super fit to enjoy it and in fact, we are sure you'll feel really rather pleased with yourself with what you've achieved by the end of the day.These taster sessions on a paddle board take place on Scarborough's North Bay. There is an amazing oasis of calm and wildlife to see along the coast line. Similarly, all the gear needed to get out paddling in Scarborough is included too. You'll be given a board, squeeze yourself into a wetsuit and buoyancy aid, then be measured up for the right length of paddle (this is essential as it's your only means of propelling yourself on the sea!). Kit on, there's a land-side briefing where one of the staff will show you how to carry the gear at the water's edge.In fact, it's quite hard to fall in, as the board is very stable (they are much longer and wider than surf boards) and you don't really go anywhere unless you actually put the paddle to water, making it a very controlled outing for nervous beginners. Once confidence builds during your taster session, you'll feel at ease on the paddle board and find yourself gracefully moving up and down the bay.

$58.03 Water Sports

Door County Kayak Tour

Your adventure begins on the beach of the beautiful Gordon Lodge waterfront resort! One of our knowledgeable and experienced guides will be there to welcome you and get you outfitted with a PFD and paddle. Once you are all properly outfitted, your guide will go walk you through a dry land paddle lesson. Next, you will get situated and comfortable in your Clear Bottom Kayak before heading out into the bay. Your kayak will allow you to see what’s going on under the water and give you an amazing view of the shipwrecks! Your guide will take you to explore shipwrecks, as well as the North Bay State Natural Area, a huge migratory area for birds. This area is rich with wildlife and famous for dragon fly sightings. Over 1.2 of the 1.5 million Whitefish in Lake Michigan spawn in North Bay every Fall, making the shallow bay popular for fishing. Your guide will take photos of you along your journey.The Door County sunset tour offers the same highlights the Shipwreck and Wildlife Tour does, plus a gorgeous sunset over North Bay. Avoid the boat traffic on the West side of the peninsula and join us on the lake side for a spectacular sunset. Tour meets 2 hours before sunset.

$26.38 Water Sports

Door County Paddle Board Rental

Come on over to our sandy shallow beach launch on North Bay at the Gordon Lodge and give Paddle Boarding a shot. Enjoy the fastest growing activity in the world on our one of a kind Stand-Up Paddle boards(SUP). We use Liquid Shredder Soft Paddle boards, which are wider, easier to balance, and great for both beginners and novice. Our boards are the perfect Paddle board for whatever you want to do whether it’s gliding peacefully at sunset, or challenging yourself in the waves with some Door County Stand up paddle board surfing! Come visit us at the shipwrecks on North Bay.