Nigel Foster and Kristin Nelson will visit Portland Kayak Company to teach two fantastic kayaking clinics on May 27 and 28, 2017. We are pleased to host these paddling clinics with one of the world’s most innovative instructors. Nigel Foster’s contributions to kayaking are evident in his boat designs, writings, expeditions, instructional DVD series, gear design, slide presentations and his continued eagerness to share all that he has learned. reserve early!
These popular clinics will help you take boat control to a new level! Learn to maneuver your kayak with precision and grace while you increase efficiency in your paddling style.
Where: our backyard waters on the Willamette River in Portland.
Learn more about Nigel Foster at www.nigelkayaks.com and www.nigelfosterdesigns.com
Saturday May 27, 2017
Mastering the Forward Stroke
Sunday May 28, 2017
Our kayaking season is in full swing in Baja, Mexico! These spectacular trips run from October through May. Isla Espiritu Santo is our destination…a true gem in the turquois waters of the Sea of Cortez. Please check out our Baja page for details, schedule and pricing.
Lots of great deals on used kayaks. Check out our current list. We also have a huge inventory of new kayaks in the shop and easy access to the Willamette River for a test paddle. We stock over 70 different models! You’ll find reasonably priced, beginner-friendly boats along with the finest high-performance composite kayaks, and everything in between.
Recreational Kayaks $12/hour (2 hour minimum fee).
Frequent Paddler Discount: 10 hour package for $90 (that’s $9 per hour!) This is a great way to try a bunch of different boats to find what works best for you. See our Rentals Page for all rentals, including Performance Sea Kayaks, Tandem Kayaks, Canoes and Standup Paddleboards.
Ross Island Kayak Tour – Willamette River
First-time kayakers and experienced paddlers alike will enjoy a unique perspective of Portland on this guided tour circumnavigating Ross Island on the Willamette River. We’ll paddle past an impressive blue heron rookery and possibly see bald eagles and osprey as we glide by Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. There is an unparalleled view of Portland’s skyline on our way back to the dock.
Essential Kayaking Class – Willamette River
An in-depth introduction to basic strokes, boat control, and the fundamental elements of kayaking. This class will help you feel comfortable paddling a kayak, and give you a sound foundation as you continue to develop paddling skills. View our Calendar for scheduled dates
Need a great gift idea for a friend, family member or co-worker? We offer gift certificates for our guided kayak tours, classes, kayak rentals, or general merchandise in our shop. If you don’t have time to stop by our store location you can order one over the phone (503 459-4050) to be mailed either to you or the lucky recipient.
Ross Island Kayak Tour in Portland, Oregon. Offered daily at 10:00 and 2:00 – reservations are required. First-time kayakers and experienced paddlers alike will enjoy a unique perspective of Portland on this guided tour circumnavigating Ross Island on the Willamette River. We’ll paddle past an impressive blue heron rookery and possibly see bald eagles and osprey as we glide by Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. There is an unparalleled view of Portland’s skyline on our way back to the dock. Tour is 2.5 to 3 hours (no experience required) Cost: $45
Ross Island Sunset Tour – 2.5 to 3 hours (no experience required) Cost: $49
Offered daily, May through September, 6:00 pm reservations are required
Join us for a kayak tour around Ross Island as the sun sets over the Portland skyline.
Full Moon Paddle – 2.5 to 3 hours (no experience required) Cost: $49
Check our calendar for scheduled trips – reservations are required.
Gliding silently along the river under a moonlight glow is an experience you’ll not soon forget.