Guided Tours

Explore a scenic river during a guided paddleboard or kayak tour! Capture a slice of life on a houseboat as you meander up the idyllic John Day River. Perhaps follow in the wake of Lewis & Clark and visit their winter encampment. Observe wildlife such as harbor seals and bald eagles in their natural habitats. Get up close to commercial crabbers, you may even recognize one from the Deadliest Catch!

Hear folklore of sunken treasure as our waters are rife with shipwrecks and stories. Cross paths with a pilot boat and learn about the role of the bar pilots guiding ships across the Graveyard of the Pacific. Don’t forget to soak in picture worthy views of our iconic bridge, skyline, Saddle Mountain and the Coastal Range.

First timers welcome! Our fleet of stable boards and kayaks are perfect for beginners and all tours include a lesson. Our paddle guides are trained instructors and certified in first aid, CPR and water safety.

Kids must be age 8 and up. Each child 12 or under must be accompanied by a participating adult. All participants must be competent swimmers.

The above description is a sampling of what you may experience as tour itineraries vary. Paddle tours require 2 people minimum to book. Click BOOK NOW to reserve.

* Private and custom tours at alternate dates and times are available for groups of 4 or more people.

Click on the photos below to learn more about each tour.


Tour #1 • Lewis and Clark River • Astoria, Oregon

Tour #1 • Lewis and Clark • Astoria, OR

Tour #2 • Skamokawa Waterfront • Skamokawa, Washington

Tour #2 • Skamokawa • Skamokawa, WA

Tour #3 • Seaside Estuary • Seaside, Oregon

Tour #3 • Seaside Estuary • Seaside, OR

Tour #4 • Julia Butler Hansen Wildlife Refuge • Cathlamet, Washington

Tour #4 • Wildlife Refuge • Cathlamet, WA

Blind Slough Wildlife Tour

Tour #5 • Blind Slough  • Knappa, OR

Tour #6 • Puget Island Farmer's Market Tour • Puget Island, Washington

Tour #6 • Farmer’s Market • Puget Island, WA

Tour #7 • Skipanon River • Warrenton, Oregon

Tour #7 • Skipanon River • Warrenton, OR

Tour #8 • John Day Float Houses • Astoria, Oregon

Tour #8 • John Day Float Houses • Astoria, OR