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“Really fun afternoon”

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Excitement. Adventure. Community.That's what we're all about here at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe. We're your locally owned and operated paddling shop creating life-long paddlers for over a decade. Visit us at our retail store and learning center, located right on the banks of the Deschutes River, just downstream from the Old Mill District. Sign up for classes, take a full-day river tour, or browse the largest selection of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, canoes and rafting gear in Central Oregon.Our staff has over a hundred years of combined experience exploring remote coastlines, leading sea kayaking tours from Mexico to Alaska, and navigating some of the world’s most challenging whitewater. And while we love to share our stories, we’re most interested in hearing yours: Let’s get you out on the water with the knowledge, skills and gear you need to enjoy a safe and comfortable afternoon paddle or a full-on sea expedition. And then make sure to come back and tells us all about it.We’re open 24/7 at our new online store. We’re always happy to price match and we want to make it as easy as we can to help you support local business.
Reviewed 30 July 2014

I definitely recommend this if you are staying in the Bend area. 15 dollar per tube for 2 hours plus an additional 3 dollars for the shuttle (they give you a bracelet when you check in which allows you on the shuttle). There were 10 of us that rented tubes. We called the day before to reserve em and were quickly checked in and on our way down the river for a relaxing float. They kept our valuables for us at the desk. We all wore bathing suits with shorts and a tank top with flip flops. Very fun afternoon!

1  Thank luv2travelmuch
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Kayaking on the Deschutes River! How cool is that!! The staff at Tumalo is awesome. They explained everything in a fun and relaxed way. We felt comfortable from the minute we were greeted at the door. It was so much fun and such a beautiful way to spend an aftenoon. It was much easier than we expected. Highly recommend this company.

2  Thank JodiKK
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We spent 2 nights in Bend and wanted to kayak or canoe. A waiter at a brew pub recommended Tumalo and we weren't disappointed. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the location made it so easy to get on the river - walked out the back door and put in!! We were looking for a couple hours to spend and the standard route people take when on the river was perfect for us.

The only difficulty was finding the entrance. It sits down below a bunch of other retail locations and if it was well marked we didn't see it.

Thank Doug P
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

The only reason why I didn't give it a 5 was because I would have enjoyed a few more pointers on how to paddle well. I had fun, but gosh I did not get far. My technique sucked hahaha but that isn't there fault. It was a tad bit pricey, but worth it. We had a blast and the staff was super friendly. Loved it!

1  Thank Pinaysis09
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

so quiet, peaceful and relaxing fantastic wildlife watching got there early in the am - approx 10...kayaked for two hours and picnicked...it was most relaxing...the drive was interesting...seeing the mountains so close was most enjoyable

1  Thank pattimurphy98
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