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Columbia River Kayaking Day Tours

957 Steamboat Slough Rd, #1, PO Box 52, Skamokawa, WA 98647
360-747-1044
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Skamokawa
Type: Tours, Educational Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Kayaking
Owner description: Columbia River Kayaking provides kayak tours and instruction at all skill levels, with access to two National Wildlife Refuges, the Lewis and Clark... more » Owner description: Columbia River Kayaking provides kayak tours and instruction at all skill levels, with access to two National Wildlife Refuges, the Lewis and Clark trail and the remains of old cannery towns and native village sites. We specialize in historical and natural history tours, and can accommodate large groups of all kinds.In the spring of 2013, we moved to the Skamokawa Landing building, at 957 Steamboat Slough Rd, a few hundred yards from our old location. « less
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East Wenatchee, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

My granddaughter had never been kayaking before it was such a wonderful day seeing thing and learning about the area while relaxing on the the water.

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North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I've kayaked in Canada, Wyoming, and 4 southern states and have not encountered guides as well versed in their knowledge of their locale as Andrew and Mark. You also get excellent equipment and scenic paddles on the river. Tough to beat!

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Bothell, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

we did the price island tour (3+ hours) with our family of four in two double kayaks. the equipment was in great shape, the tour was just the right length, and our guide, katie, was fantastic. do watch out for the standard tour guide stories about floating deer and deadly blue heron, though :P the company was very friendly when... More

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Carbon fiber paddles, kayaks with ergonomic seating, hatch covers that really fit, new high quality, comfortable PFDs and skirts. And the best, most knowledgeable, engaged and humorous guides you will be privileged to meet. Their knowledge of both kayaking skills, planning and safety and the natural environment, culture and history of the area is unsurpassed. You will not be disappointed.

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Redmond, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

The guides are the best ever! Andrew and Mark are skilled and unflappable. Andrew, especially, is a wonderful storyteller, very knowledgeable about history and the environment. The equipment is in great shape too.

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Chicago
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I told friends in Chicago that the goal of my trip was to Kayak the Columbia River. They thought I had lost my senses. Not the case. The decision turned out to be an outstanding adventure with competent, skilled and knowledgeable leader/ guides/educators. Owners Andrew and Mark did an outstanding job. I'll be back next year and hopefully every year... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

My husband and I have kayaked on our own for 9 years or so. Our guide, Mark Whitaker, said it best, "people can usually figure out how to make a boat go where they want it to go". But we want to get better, we really want to do some expeditions where we may encounter currents, wind, waves, etc... So... More

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Murrayville, GA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Spent five unbelievable days kayaking with this group. The guides were highly professional. Their number one concern was safety and they delivered. Their knowledge of the area made the trips extremely interesting and informative. They all also have a great sense of humor. Their training tips helped our kayaking skills. At the end of the trip, we felt much more... More

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Port Ochard, WA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

One of the best place to be introduced to river kayaking. The staff is professional and their equipment is first class. Your safety is their major concern and attention to detail and to your total enjoyment of the kayaking experience is their goal. The guides are experts on the Columbia River and combine both a love of their sport with... More

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Dayton, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2011

The Skamokawa/Columbia River Kayaking guides were ultra prepared, knowledgeable both about kayaking and local history (both natural and as applied to Lewis and Clark) and about as nice as anyone you've ever met. What an amazing experience they hosted; everything they did was focused on our having the best possible trip. Andrew even reads from the Meriwether Lewis journals when... More

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