Instruction and Guiding by Northwest River Guides
Come join NRG’s certified kayak instructors for a fun and educational 2.5-hour class on the Willamette River. Try out a stable recreational kayak from Next Adventure as we paddle to Ross Island. This is an excellent chance to test out different equipment and get professional feedback before you buy. In our Intro-To-Kayaking class you will learn basic kayak nomenclature and proper stroke techniques, as well as get a chance to sneak up on some unsuspecting great blue herons, and ospreys. Ross Island hosts refuge to a large number of wildlife, so don’t forget to bring your binoculars. By the end of the class, you will be equipped with the knowledge to safely paddle recreational or sea kayaks on your own adventures.
No prior experience is necessary. All equipment included.
Trips take place every Sunday at 9 am, beginning May 10.
$40 per person. Minimum age 14.
What do you need to bring? Dress appropriately for the weather. A pair of shoes that can get wet makes launching the kayak an easier task. A bottle of water and a light snack are nice
Will you flip over and get wet? Not likely, but it is a remote possibility. We recommend that you wear clothes that won’t get ruined if they get wet and leave your camera in the car. One of your guides will have a camera along and will send you photos at no additional cost.
IMPORTANT: You must register prior to the trip. You can do so by visiting Next Adventure at the corner of SE Stark and Grand, Portland, OR or by calling the NRG office at 503.772.1122.