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Portland Kayak Company - Day Tours

6600 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239-3550
+1 503-459-4050
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What an incredible experience. I just wish I was brave or stupid enough to take my camera with me... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom
Ross Island "Tour" - okay

We went on the 9am Ross Island "tour". I use quotes because I didn't really learn anything, it was... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Rose P
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Portland, Oregon's source for quality kayaks, paddling gear, kayak trips, classes, and rentals. Our shop is located just steps from the Willamette River, allowing easy access for kayak rentals, demos, guided kayak tours and classes. Our guided Ross Island Kayak Tour is a great way to check out the sport. Also, Dragon boat paddlers will find paddles and the paddling attire they need here at the shop. We also offer unforgettable kayaking vacations to Baja, Mexico.
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6600 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239-3550
+1 503-459-4050

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

What an incredible experience. I just wish I was brave or stupid enough to take my camera with me, as some of the views of the sunset tour were awesome. A thoroughly enjoyable experience for first time and experience Kayakers alike. Well worth the money....More

Thank JoelZoe1
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We went on the 9am Ross Island "tour". I use quotes because I didn't really learn anything, it was more of a "follow-the-leader" up the river trip. There wasn't any wildlife to see on Ross Island, which was a bummer because I was enticed by...More

Thank Rose P
Reviewed 25 February 2016

My wife and I owe our marriage to a large degree to the folks at Portland Kayak. My wife is an avid kayaker, and for a first date suggested possibly Kayaking. Unknown to me, she was able to get me a rented drysuit and kayak...More

Thank Ross Y
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We did an afternoon tour, replete with beautiful weather, a bit of a cross-breeze sufficient to move the kayaks around, and an absence of boaters.....in short, superb conditions for introduction to kayaking 101. After a safety briefing, we saddled up (can you saddle a kayak?...More

Thank puckerstoppled
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We did the 10AM Ross Island tour. In our early 60s we managed just fine as newcomers for this 3 hour tour. They offered tandem kayaks for couples... which was perfect if one didn't want to paddle much. It does become tiring near the end,...More

1  Thank MARK K
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We took the Ross Island tour and had a nice afternoon on the water. Portland was going through a heatwave and the drought kept us from going on a planned wetland tour with another kayak company. We heard from our hotel that Portland Kayak had...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We did the trip in August 2015. when visiting Portland. We had never kayaked the Williamette before so we thought a guided tour to show us the sights was the right way to go. The trip was great, and our guide was very nice, It...More

1  Thank anksharma
Reviewed 9 August 2015

My wife and I are experienced kayakers and own sea kayaks. But when we visit a new area we prefer to do a kayak tour so that we can benefit from the local knowledge of the guide. I prearranged our tour via the telephone. We...More

Thank KayakBob
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Sunset Tour - The majority of the trip takes place in daylight, it's not until the last 30 mins or so that the sun starts to set, but it's a cool view nonetheless. There was everything from a beginner to experienced kayakers (and a pregnant...More

Thank autumnpuppy
Reviewed 1 July 2015

My boyfriend surprised me with a Full Moon Paddle trip. I was pretty tired after a full day at work, but the guides were very easy-going and everyone went at their own pace. I really enjoyed this trip so much more than I thought I...More

Thank Debbie S
Portland K, Manager at Portland Kayak Company - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2015

Great to hear that you had a good time. Even when it is not a full moon we do run evening trips but just a littler earlier, starting at 6pm. Hope to have you paddle with us again soon.

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