Kayak Tours on the lower Columbia River

Day Tours, by Level

level I-II tours
level III tours
level IV tours
custom tours
tours listed by location

General Info

guides and instructors
what to bring


multi-day tours

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 or 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.