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Address: 100 East Port Marina Drive, Hood River, OR
Phone Number: 541-386-9463
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Plan for paddle boarding in the right conditions.

We rented paddle boards from Hood River Water Play on 2 occasions, and it COULD be a good experience under the right conditions. Our first experience started out terribly when we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Michelle M
The Dalles, Oregon

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

we stayed in Hood Rover for a couple of days with our kids, and wanted to "feel" the water a little bit. The staff at Waterplay was very helpful and nice (especially Izabel) both on the phone and when we got there. They have a lovely private beach next door to the Best Western (where there is a very nice... More 

1 Thank Ami M
The Dalles, Oregon
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44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We rented paddle boards from Hood River Water Play on 2 occasions, and it COULD be a good experience under the right conditions. Our first experience started out terribly when we encountered a very disgruntled and rude employee. We were so upset we almost left, but I'm glad we didn't because the conditions were perfect and it ended up being... More 

Thank Michelle M
Paciific NW
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

What a great afternoon playing on the Columbia. I was prepared to be freezing while taking the wind surfing lesson but I was pleasantly surprised how the wet suit kept me warm! Our instructor Jamie was patient and attentive; I highly recommend the full 3 hour lesson as you need that time to practice I finally mastered the turn! Challenging... More 

Thank carcarzoom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

They were very nice, charged for 2hr rental (told us to keep it till closing (3hr) and helped us with the best place to use the equipment with our 4yr old son. Will definitely use again!

1 Thank Megan L
Hood River, or
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

I had called and made a reservation to use their paddle boards and the gal I dealt with was very polite and helped me with everything. She told us we were to be back by 4:45 just before they closed! We enjoyed our time on the river! But when we returned the boys working down by the river with the... More 

1 Thank best_2006
Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Went with the good reviews I saw here, plus the great service I received via phone when I called around to arrange for some lessons for my wife and I. I had arranged for private water start lessons for me and beginner lessons for my wife. Day 1. Arrived at 9:30 as instructed to find the place disorganized and understaffed.... More 

3 Thank Skier_doc
San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I rented a HobyCat sailboat here last week. (I'm a fairly experienced sailor, mostly with single-hulled boats; this was my first time with a HobyCat.) The experience was terrible over all, and I'm amazed they've stayed in business so long. Starting with the most serious problem: They have no motorboat for emergencies/rescues. The HobyCat was equipped with a mast buoy... More 

4 Thank avidtraveler0055
West Linn, Oregon
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We went to Hood River looking for a unique and different activity and found these guys. They have windsurfing, SUPs, and Sailing. We couldn't do it all so we picked windsurfing and Sailing and had a blast. The equipment was top notch and the instructors were patient, informative and FUN. We highly recommend these folks!

2 Thank Lynn D
Hamlin Ny
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Jak was very kind and took the time to teach me how to ride. The staff was very friendly and helped me out a number of times. The gear was really awesome and was kept up in pretty good shape. It was a great time, Thank you!!

Thank mediccody27
Mosier, Oregon
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We recently took our grandson to Water Play and he had the best time of his life. Jak set him up with a great instructor who took very good care of him and kept him safe during the activity. We were greeted by a very friendly sales lady. The manager helped prepare everything and the gear technician was helpful and... More 

1 Thank Joe C

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