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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...more
We rented a tandem kayak for 2 hours. I called a few days in advance to reserve, and it was a very smooth process getting the kayak when we arrived. I love that their website has all the specifics, including prices.
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My daughter and I had a wonderful experience with Portland Kayak Company and our guide, Anna, recently. Our Friday afternoon kayak trip around Ross Island in the Willamette River was so much fun. Anna was very friendly and knowledgeable and the equipment was solid and...More
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
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
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
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
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
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