Safari Town Surf
Surfing & Windsurfing • Bike Tours • Private Tours • Stand Up Paddleboarding • Kayaking & Canoeing
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
We are a family owned and operated surf shop established in 1989, on the Central Oregon Coast in Lincoln City, Oregon. We are a full service surf shop offering surfboards, bodyboards, skimboards, skateboards, stand-up-paddle boards, wetsuits, bike rentals, kayaks, clothing, accessories, and more. Safari Town also offers a complete surfing rental department along with surfing instruction (lessons) for anyone wanting to give surfing a try. We offer guided kayak tours of the beautiful Salmon rivermouth. We rent fat tire bikes to ride right on the beach. We also have stand-up-paddle boards for sale and for rent. We have everything you need to enjoy your next visit to the central Oregon Coast . If you're looking for fun & exciting things to do while visiting the Oregon coast feel free to give us a call.
Lincoln City, Oregon

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Joann C
Decatur, AL11 contributions
Jul 2020
The skies were cloudy, temp was 60F and the tides were timed perfectly to make this a great trip for a kayaking novice. Kevin was our guide and he took our party of three adults on a trip to the mouth of the Salmon River, then back deep into the estuary to ride the changing tide back again. This was easy to book ahead of time, and everything was there waiting when we arrived. After hectic times these days, it was a great way to experience the calming effect of self-propulsion in a beautiful nature area. I definitely would recommend Safari Town Surf Shop for your next kayaking adventure.
Written July 3, 2020
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Brian
7 contributions
Oct 2019
I cannot believe it's been this long and I'm just getting to a review.

We took a guided tour with Tony in the fall of 2019 and had an absolutely fantastic time. We were lucky enough to be the only two to book that morning, so it was a very personal experience too. During our three hours on the water, we never felt rushed or pushed above our comfort levels. Tony was happy to take us as far as we felt comfortable going, and let us pick the paths we explored.

It was a delightful tour of the Salmon River Estuary, where we got to explore continually narrowing corridors of tall grasses (so quiet and completely different than what we expected), were greeted by a big group of seals who were quite interested in us, and more birds than I can even remember.

I'd recommend booking a tour with Safari Town in a heartbeat. Tony was ridiculously nice and fun to paddle with, and you could tell he was happy to show us his neck of the woods.
Written June 23, 2020
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Thank you. We love showing visitors around the beautiful Oregon Coast.
Written June 23, 2020
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DankPDX
22 contributions
Aug 2020
Great trip in the Salmon River estuary with guide Tony Gile. We would go again in a heartbeat and will recommend them to other travelers to the area.

Four of us, all together, met up for an early morning paddle, timed with the tide. Tony had lots of great information, natural history, paddling tips and stories to share...all without being too chatty or overwhelming. The 2 hour tour was perfect for my wife and I, and our two teenagers.

Lots of animals (eagles, herons, seals, etc.) and a very pleasant way to spend the morning.
Written September 5, 2020
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Thank you! Glad you guys all had a great time.
Written September 7, 2020
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Patricia L
Gold Beach, OR3 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Rode bikes from Surf shop to Road's End as suggested. Made it all the way to where Cascade Head meets the ocean and back to shop; this was perfect length of ride for a 50's/60's age couple.
Fun, different way to be on the beach, out in nature, using my own body power.
Great way to work up an appetite for fish and chips lunch!
Written May 28, 2022
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Shap1011
Long Beach, CA47 contributions
Jun 2022
We did the 2 hr tour of the Salmon River; there was 6 of us. It was easy to reserve on-line. Questions I had before the trip were answered in a timely manner by e-mail. Tony was our guide and he was very friendly, informative, and fun. It was a beautiful day on the water and we saw some harbor seals and bald eagles. We ventured only a short ways into the ocean along the edge of mountain. The water was calm and not choppy. This tour can be for beginner kayaks or a leisurely tour for intermediate or veteran kayakers. We HIGHLY recommend Safari Town and would use them again in the future.
Written July 4, 2022
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Nancy T
Baraboo, WI311 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
We rented 5 double kayaks and 1 single kayak to go kayaking on the Salmon River near Knight County Park. The owner was a delight to deal with, both on the phone and during the pick up and drop off of the kayaks. We had a wide range of ages, from a 9 year old to a 51 year old, but Safari Town had life jackets to fit all of us. Shortly after we got to the put-in, sheriff's deputies pulled up in truck and asked to see our life jackets, whistles, and invasive species permits. When it came up in conversation that we had rented from Safari Town, they said "Oh, why didn't you just say so?" leaving me with the impression that Safari Town has a reputation of always renting with the proper safety gear and permits.
Written August 13, 2016
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anacoleman
4 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
My younger sister and I called Safari Town for a surf lesson on our Oregon Coast vacation. They squeezed us in the next day! We showed up at the shop, were greeted, suited up then met our instructor at the beach near the Devils Punch Bowl. He was patient and very helpful. All in all an unforgettable experience!
Written August 11, 2016
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Will S
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
Did a 2 hour Kayak tour for 5 people; was easy to get it booked online (and was able to call the shop because I forgot to fill out the wetsuit height/weight).
We ended up not needing them as it was warm enough out and had a great tour with Tony-
He showed us a lot of great spots on the river and we got to see a bunch of seals pop up near our kayaks. Super friendly and knowledgeable, great guy all around. Would definitely come again!
Written June 11, 2022
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Jill C
Crescent Springs, KY12 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
My family and I traveled to Oregon for vacation this summer. We all wanted to learn to surf. Amazingly, with their help, we learned in one day!
My girls are 17 and 14. We booked a lesson with Safari town which included a lesson for each of us- they fitted us with wetsuits and boards. Kevin and Chase took us to the perfect spot and were helpful And patient while we learned the techniques. We then got to keep the boards for the rest of the day to continue to practice. We had a great time and it was a highlight of our trip. I highly recommend these folks. They clearly take pride in their business and it shows.
Written July 19, 2018
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Thank you for your review . Glad you all had a great time!
Written July 20, 2018
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Jennifer S
1 contribution
Jun 2018 • Family
We had a great morning kayak tour on the Salmon River with our group of 3 adults and 3 children. Highly recommended!
Written June 23, 2018
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Thank you for your review and for booking a kayak tour with us.
Written June 24, 2018
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