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IMG_1315Willamette River Kayaking Tours

Have you ever wanted to paddle your own craft down the Northwest’s awesome rivers? This tour is for you! This trip will emphasize safety, enjoyment, and skill training for entry level and beginning kayakers. Explore the Willamette Valley from a whole new vantage point and keep cool in the process.  We’ll paddle through tranquil lagoons and even make a stop on an island in the river as we learn about the abundant plants and wildlife.  Channel your inner Tom Sawyer and come explore today!

We are blessed to have several different drainages, varied terrain, complex hydrology, varying water flow rates and many beautiful and challenging options.  With several amazing kayaking experiences just miles from Portland, Salem, Corvallis, Albany and Eugene,  We hear all the time how shocked people are to find a real wilderness adventure this close to civilization. Book your spot today!

 

Pick Your Favorite Tour

Oregon Kayaking

These kayakers get ready for kayaking on the willamette river near Salem oregon

Our Favorite Kayak Tours

Oregon's Willamette Valley is home to several rivers that lend themselves to fantastic paddling opportunities.  With a multitude of options, paddlers in Oregon are often faced with the challenge of deciding which river to paddle!  

Even T-Rex Likes Kayaking!

Watch what happens when T-Rex and Woolley Mammoth decided to try some kayak lessons with us. Enjoy!

Willamette River

Paddle and brew SUP and kayaking tour

The Willy

The Willamette River is a fantastic option for beginners and folks looking for a mellow river experience.  In fact, REI's own adventure journal voted the stretch of river from Corvallis to Portland as the #1 rated thru-paddle of any kayaking adventure in the lower 48! That's right! Better than Utah's Green River or even the hallowed Boundary Water Wilderness.  We offer several options on this stretch, including 1/2 Day, Full Day and a variety of classes, workshops and specialty trips.

Mary's River

Marys River kayaking

Proud Mary Keep On Rollin'

Draining from the Coast Range to the Willamette Valley, the Mary's River is a fantastic little gem of a river. We paddle this river early in the season (April – May) on our Paddling for Pinot trips. This trip is solid class II whitewater and is always a crowd pleaser. We suggest folks have some paddling experience before heading out and hitting this stretch of river, but this is the perfect trip for the adventurous beginner who’s looking for a wild and scenic river to challenge their skills.