Kayaking Brookings Chetco River
Kayaking is one of the most intensive and fun water sports that you can do, and the beauty is that you can Kayak is most rivers and lakes which makes this a highly sought after thing to do. If you have no been kayaking in Oregon you'll thoroughly enjoy the one of a kind rivers and lakes that flow through the natural state as it is covered in natural beauty that you can explore and see. Ashland Oregon is home to the Chetco River, and if you haven't been kayaking on the Chetco you are in for a surprise.
The beautiful flowing Chetco River offers quite a good deal of open space for couples to enjoy kayaking like never before, and the Chetco River is known for being one of the best rafting and kayaking locations in Oregon and with good reason. If you have never experienced the Chetco River this is a one of a kind experience like no other, and this is one of the best rafting experiences that you'll be able to have. Ashford Oregon is beyond a beautiful destination, and this is the ideal tour for a couple to really learn the ropes of kayaking. This is a full featured water sport and after you complete a day of kayaking the beautiful Chetco make sure to bring a camera as there is so much natural wildlife and foliage that you'll be able to take many good photos to reminisce on your trip together. The Chetco River is a remarkable travel destination and if you have been thinking about going kayaking for some time this is a stellar place to start your journey.
We meet at the dock in the boat basin where we have our safety talk and get equipped with our boats and personal flotation devices. You get comfortable with your kayak in the calm waters of the boat basin before making the paddle into the bay and up the beautiful Chetco river. On our way out to the bay and estuary you can view the many recreational fishing vessels and sailboats moored to the docks as well as the many different birds, sea lions and harbor seals. We can also paddle right up to the Coast Guard station to see their rescue boats and view all of the commercial fishing vessels that call this protected port home. The birding in this estuary can be very good with frequent sightings of Belted Kingfishers, Great Blue Heron, Black Crowned Night Heron, Brown Pelicans, Caspian and Elegant Tern, Cormorants and more. Round trip usually takes around 1.75 hours and the paddling is easy.
Pickup & Return:
Port of Brookings-Harbor. Next to the boat launch. Look for the rack and launch set up.
Departure Times: Meet at 8am on the SCT dock next to the boat launch. The tours depart around 8:30am
- Local guide
- Small-group tour
- Pictures of the tour via email
- Great low impact exercise
Does not include:
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Bring clothing that can get wet like bathing suits (no jeans) or water pants
- Hats and/or beanies and sunglasses are nice to have
- Wind breakers and/or fleece tops are a good choice
- Not recommended for participants with serious back problems
- Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund