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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
6600 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239-3550
+1 503-459-4050
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

great kayak trip around the bay and around the nearby island. All levels of paddlers but the guides were able to keep everyone going and were helpful

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bgkmrus4
Reviewed 14 September 2018

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. We were shown a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roxannneeeee
Reviewed 26 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Keli T
Reviewed 28 September 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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed 21 August 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank javadavy
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ms_LauraLisa
Reviewed 18 July 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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank randyhnl
Reviewed 14 May 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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank JoelZoe1
Reviewed 22 August 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

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Rose P
Reviewed 25 February 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

Date of experience: February 2016
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