Kayak Tours on the lower Columbia River

Tours, by Level

level I-II tours
level III tours
level IV tours
custom tours

General Info

guides and instructors
what to bring


Skill Level Ratings

Based on British Canoe Union and American Canoe Association guidelines

LEVEL I programs are generally scheduled for mornings or days with little tidal movement, or in protected lakes and creeks. No experience necessary!

LEVEL II programs may experience light wind (up to 8 kts), small waves (1'), or moderate current (1 kt). Capsize and wet exit experience are strongly recommended.

LEVEL III programs take advantage of afternoon wind (15 kts, waves 2-3') or greater tidal action (2 kts). Capsize and wet exit experience and good fitness are required.

LEVEL IV programs require well-refined paddling skills as they venture into surf, strong wind or dramatic current. They may require or build navigation skills, and contain strong elements of group interdependence.