Full Moon Paddle
Join one community to light up your world. Starting with music and potluck snacks at the shop, share time with friends new and old as the sun sets. Then, decorate yourself and/or your boat for a guided glowstick paddle under city lights and celestial skies. Reserve a date and a time for this post-sunset paddle before it books out, $45/person or $20 if you bring your own boat! Full Moon Paddle is a great way to see the locks and the falls through different eyes before or after taking a Willamette Falls Tour. Looking forward to seeing you for a night full of fun.
Most frequent questions and answers
Bring warm clothing that can get wet and water to stay hydrated. Potluck snacks and additional lights are recommended. Make sure to check the weather before the event to wear appropriate clothing. Please have all party members sign online waivers prior to arrival to expedite the process.
Due to the large influx of people in and out of the shop, it takes time for check-in, safety talks, and boat loading. Parking may also be an issue. Staggered start times minimize the wait between check in and your paddle start (~20 minutes). When booking on the calendar, select one of the start times on your desired date. It is your responsibility to make sure other members in your party sign up for the same start time. Sign up fast as pods do fill up! If this happen, please call us at (503) 772 – 1122 and we can try and accomodate you.
BYOB stands for bring your own boat. It is also expected that you bring your own gear. The $15 pays for the time it takes to organize the event as well as staff and safety equipment to minimize risks associated with paddling at night.
If you are bringing your own boat, you may unload it onto the green dock near check in. You may also paddle your boat up from the lower boat ramp or from Clackamette Park. Be sure to check in and check out of the event.