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Stand Up Paddleboard & Kayak Rentals located along the waterfront pathway. Our location features a safe protected cove that connects to the Columbia River. We also offer stand up paddleboard lessons, sunset kayaking tours, and cruiser bicycle...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
100 1st St, Hood River, OR 97031
+1 541-806-4190
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

We highly recommend the sunset tour. We had a great time with Todd guiding us up Wind River and then out into the Columbia. The pace was relaxing and inclusive and we got to see some fish, an eagle, other birds, and much more. We...More

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Todd A, Owner at Gorge Paddling Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the positive review! It was great paddling with you and your family. -Todd

Reviewed August 2, 2018

Our guide, Lucy, was terrific, navigating us on the Wind, and Columbia rivers in Hood Ruvee, Oregon. Had a very relaxing , informational, beautiful ride! Pinot at the end during sunset was spectacular!

Thank mmkeenan5
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We rented two SUPs for an hour to paddled around the little inlet. It was the first time we had tried SUPs and thought it was really fun with only a slight learning curve. The staff were down-to-earth and friendly too. We would go back.

Thank Corvally16
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

They delivered on a perfect trip. Great instructors and beautiful terrain. A nice glass of wine as the sun went down was the icing on the evening!

Thank Joe P
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Our guides Todd and Lucy took care of everything for us. We met at a location about 10 miles from Hood River paddled up the river where we put in to be sheltered from the steady wind that was blowing. Once we got to where...More

Thank Bart W
Reviewed September 13, 2017

If you want to float on the water, this place is for you. They have tours for flatwater kayaking, SUP trips, and lessons/rentals for whitewater kayaking, too! My family just really loves renting a few SUPs for an hour and paddling around the protected basin....More

Thank Timruns
Reviewed September 13, 2017

We did the sunset kayak and had a wonderful time. Would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area.

Thank frgbob
Reviewed September 12, 2017

We were in Hood River during our recent trip to the Pacific Northwest and love to kayak so signed up for the evening twilight tour. We were given the opportunity to cancel due to the fires/smoke but we decided to still go out. While we...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2017

We did the sunset tour with our extended family of 6. Todd and colleague were great! Some of our group were more experienced than others and he was very helpful. It was a windy day so Todd contacted me during the day to change the...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed August 13, 2017

We were a large group of various levels. Todd and Christian had us launched in the water in a matter of minutes to enjoy an unusually calm morning on the Columbia. I had some trouble steering the kayak at first, but Todd gave me some...More

Thank Gretchen L
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