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Address: 957 Steamboat Slough Rd, #1, Skamokawa, WA 98647
Phone Number: 360-747-1044
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Columbia River Kayaking provides kayak tours and instruction at all...

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.

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Paddle Back in Time

These folks know their history and wildlife and can make any tour, an hour or a day long, come alive with stories about the region. Hear about the Lewis and Clark expedition... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015
Bellevue, Washington
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Bellevue, Washington
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102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

These folks know their history and wildlife and can make any tour, an hour or a day long, come alive with stories about the region. Hear about the Lewis and Clark expedition, which stayed in the area. Learn about birds and wildlife. Learn how to paddle in a tidal environment. A class operation in a small town that time seems... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Wonderful guides, great kayaking and a marvelous experience. They definitely make the novice kayaker feel welcome and comfortable with kayaking. If you're nervous about being on the river, they do their best to help you have fun. Well worth it!!

Thank 805pam2013
Beaverton, Oregon
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36 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Thanks to Levi for such a great trip. We really enjoyed the info he was able to pass along and his patience getting me into a kayak.

Thank J A
Portland, OR
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

No rentals. Only tours. I can't afford a tour, and I don't want to go with a group. It would have been really nice if you could just rent kayaks. As a result, they received no business from me.

Thank WorldIsAPlayground
Crestline, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Fantastic experience! Andrew, Mark, and Katie really know the Columbia River and the best and safest times to be kayaking in different areas of the river according to the tides. With gentle humor and contagious enthusiasm, they provided clear and detailed instructions and demonstrations for what to expect while kayaking on the river. And Andrew, especially, knows the birds and... More 

1 Thank 1146kathy
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The team of Andrew, Levi and Katie trained us well and ushered us through 3 days of gorgeous paddling. They knew how to work the tides and helped us just enough to give us a solid foundation and a sense of independence. Their knowledge of the flora, fauna and history of the area is unmatched. We were blessed with "merry... More 

1 Thank 675Ginger
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

First time even getting close to a kayak. Everyone was very kind and helpful. Our instructors were Andrew, Levi, and Katie. Brought their own skills knowledge and entertainment to the water. The equipment was top notch. Before we began everything was discussed, safety rules, the equipment and use. What their roles as instructors were. Encouraging me as nervous first timer... More 

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San Francisco
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47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Katie was a great guide. We took the Newcomer's 3 hour tour of the north side of the Columbia River. September is a great time to visit.

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Northern California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a great company, offering personal and group kayaking tours. The guides are experts and throughly knowledgable about the flora and fauna of the Columbia River. They provided an exquisite introduction to a group of Road Scholars, all of whom left richer for the experience. Mark, Andrew, and Levi provided professionalism, care, and warmth throughout our trip, sharing their... More 

1 Thank storyteller59
Sedgwick, Maine
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63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A wonderful setting with very experienced guides and a good selection of boats. No dislikes. We will return.

2 Thank Dennis D

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