Port Commission Approves Lease Agreement with California Canoe & Kayak
California Canoe & Kayak (CC&K) is coming to the Port of Redwood City to operate a retail store for the sale of kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and related water recreation equipment and to offer kayak rentals and lessons. The company anticipates putting close to 100,000 people a year on the water.
The Port Commission on April 26 approved a lease for CC&K at the Portside office complex near the marina. CC&K is taking over a portion of space previously utilized by Arrivederci Italian Seafood Restaurant from 1998.
There will be some outside storage racks for boats/equipment on the side of the building which faces the waterfront. CC&K and their clients will have access to this area from inside the building. The adjacent Port’s guest dock will be used for hand launching boats.
CC&K has operated a similar business in a waterfront building in Jack London Square in Oakland since 1993 and since 1995 in Pillar Point Harbor at the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club. They had a retail store in San Carlos which was recently closed. They host events of all sizes, from private instruction and corporate events to regularly scheduled classes and tours. More information about the company at its website, https://calkayak.com
CC&K is planning to open its new store in July.
“The Port is pleased that CC&K is joining other port tenants that provide a wide range of waterfront recreational opportunities for the public,” said Port Commission Chairman Simms Duncan.
The Port also is the home of the Sequoia Yacht Club and Spinnaker Sailing, both of which offer sailing programs to the public.
The Port has a more than one mile of waterfront public access, walkways and viewing areas. These include waterfront parks with picnic areas, restrooms, and parking. Fishing is allowed from the public fishing pier. The Port has the only public boat launching facility with access to San Francisco Bay south of Coyote Point. Boats on trailers can be launched in the Redwood City Channel 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The use fee is $5.00 per launch.