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Address: Po Box 1270, Tillamook, OR 97141-1270
Phone Number:
+1 503-866-4808
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Kayak Tillamook County is the most extensive kayaking guide service on the...

Kayak Tillamook County is the most extensive kayaking guide service on the Oregon Coast!

We offer flat water sight-seeing and instructional tours year-round on coastal bays, rivers, intimate forested sloughs, backwater channels and fresh water lakes.

Encounter river otters, harbor seals, mink, elk, raptors and seabirds while paddling your own kayak or sharing a tandem. We are professionally trained and certified staff, and registered with the Oregon State Marine Board. Beginners and novices welcome!

Our service area extends along the Central & North Coast range from Lincoln City to Cannon Beach.

November to March we serve individual thermoses of Hot Apple Cider to our guests, each with a fresh cinnamon stick inside. All equipment (kayaks, paddle boards, etc.) Are provided.

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Kayaking Netarts Bay in Netarts, Oregon

My family and I visited Oceanside this past September for a long weekend and was excited about having a chance to kayak with Kayak Tillamook given their reputation. Being all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 15, 2017
Geneseo, Illinois
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Geneseo, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

My family and I visited Oceanside this past September for a long weekend and was excited about having a chance to kayak with Kayak Tillamook given their reputation. Being all first-time kayakers, it was only natural that we felt a bit nervous going into it, but Marc and Paul quickly put our fears to rest. Their experience and patience were... More 

Thank michelebarry2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

We had such a good time with Josh from Kayak Tillamook!! We took the Sand Lake tour, which we had no idea was only available at certain times of the year dependant on tides. Josh was very knowledgeable and excellent company. We were the only 2 on the tour that day which made it feel more like a kayak with... More 

Thank Christy M
Netarts, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Would definitely recommend! Equipment in good shape and Guides were prepared, professional, and spent considerable time educating beginners before getting anywhere near the water. We look forward to future kayak adventures.

Thank deardaoin
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We kayaked with our guide Paul, in the Nahalem Bay estuary. The scenery is beautiful and being on the water is so serene. Paul was very knowledgeable about the area and identified the various water fowl and birds we saw. Most importantly, he was thorough with our safety briefing and taught us the basics of kayaking which made our experience... More 

Thank Beryl M
Portland, Or
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

On 9/14/16, my wife and I took the Backwaters of the North Fork tour. Our guide was Josh, and let's just start out by commenting that he was personable, knowledgeable, and an interesting guide. He was also quite patient with us. This was our second tour with Kayak Tillamook, as two years ago we took a Moon Light Paddle tour... More 

1 Thank ChasK_PortlandOR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I've taken a group of campers on two different tours, and both of them were great. The guides are very knowledgeable and personable. We had a great time, and the scenery is amazing. I would highly recommend it, even if you have no kayaking experience. I felt very safe and well-informed the entire trip.

Thank Allyson T
La Center, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

My daughter and I really enjoyed our kayaking experience with Marc. He was very patient with us as we had never kayaked before. Cape Meares Lake was the perfect location to learn. We saw a lot of wildlife, ducks, egrets, otter, and the elusive seagull! He also shared the story of Bayocean (no longer there). Fascinating history. Weather was cloudy,... More 

1 Thank vasca24
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Marcus was a lot of fun and helpful on the kayaking tour. I was a little bit concerned about capsizing but that was not an issue. This was also part of my honeymoon with my wife and we had a blast! If you like outdoors or want to try something new then this is a great thing to do.

2 Thank dluiscrosby
Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Our family of four had a great trip to the Three Graces, in spite of the fact we started our excursion in a grey, soaking drizzle. Before long, the skies dried up, and we enjoyed a glassy bay, gorgeous sights, and a knowledgeable and friendly guide. Marc was wonderful helping us set up the trip, which was a last-minute idea.... More 

1 Thank MuchoGusto2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Our family (2 adults, 1 pre-teen) had an awesome time kayaking with Kayak Tillamook on their Three Graces tour. Our guide Josh was extremely knowledgeable about the area and it's sea life. It was my son's first time in a sea kayak and any apprehension was quickly dissipated by Josh's enthusiasm. The Three Graces trip is a great way to... More 

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