Here in Central Oregon, kayaking isn’t just a hobby, it’s a way of life. That’s because the locals know what every visitor could probably guess: some of the very best scenery in the Cascades is only accessed by boat!
Whether you live here, or are visiting for the first time, don’t let another summer slip by without trying your hand at the incredibly fun and easy-to-learn sport of flatwater kayaking.
Join us in our beautiful outdoor classroom as we introduce and practice the skills every new paddler needs to explore these beautiful waterways. We’ll begin with a relaxing introduction to kayaking where you will learn about boat dynamics, appropriate gear and our favorite paddling destinations.
This class is geared towards adults therefore we recommend a minimum age of 14.Please call the shop with any questions.
To ensure you have the best possible learning experience, we do not take online reservations within 24 hours of the class. Please call the shop, as there are often spaces open last minute: 541.317.9407
Class meets at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe. We'll spend about an hour on the back lawn learning about boats and techniques and then we'll spend the next three hours honing our skills on the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District.
Pack a snack if you wish, and the instructor will keep it safe and dry.
Things To Bring
Depending on the weather, you’ll need:
sneakers or river shoes, with wool socks or wetsuit booties
sunglasses with Croakies or Chums
sunscreen and lip balm
sun hat, rain hat or fleece hat
synthetic top and bottom (i.e. thermal underwear)
raincoat and rain pants
towel and change of clothes for after class
Offered select Saturdays through the Spring and every Saturday, some Sundays and some Thursdays throughout the Summer. See Calendar for specific dates and times
The class will meet at the retail store in Bend, 805 Industrial Way, Suite 6 (Red Mill Building A, adjacent to the Colorado Bridge near the Old Mill.)
Booking for [9am - 1pm] on December 31, 1969
Duration: 4 hrs.
Availability: Sorry, there is no availability left for this option