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Portland Kayak Company - Day Tours

6600 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239-3550
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Perfect Paddling Adventure

Such a great adventure - perfect for beginner paddlers and a treat for advanced paddlers as well... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Kimberly C
Excellent equipment

The guides were thorough, the equipment was excellent, the PFD's were true Kayak USCG certified (it... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Dave J
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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
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Such a great adventure - perfect for beginner paddlers and a treat for advanced paddlers as well. We made the Ross Island Loop on a beautiful fall day in only 1.5 hours...next time we will allow ourselves more time to lollygag. They have wheelies so...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

The guides were thorough, the equipment was excellent, the PFD's were true Kayak USCG certified (it makes a difference) and the training on technique goes as deep as you want to learn, or ask questions. Excellent value as well. We have rented from Florida outfitters...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Great and friendly staff!! Good quality kayaks and nice route. Highly recommend if you're in the area.

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Reviewed July 17, 2017

This was so much fun! Definitely a must-do! We originally wanted to do the Willamette tour that started in Corvallis but we couldn't get there easily so we "settled" for this tour. I was thinking it would be bad kayaking along all the highways flanking...More

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Reviewed May 14, 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
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Reviewed August 22, 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

1  Thank Rose P
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Reviewed February 25, 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
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Reviewed September 14, 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
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Reviewed September 13, 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
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Reviewed August 18, 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
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