Kayak & Paddleboard Trips

Tours & Rentals Near Portland

Launching kayaks from the docks in Oregon City for a rental
boaters getting ready to get on the water in Oregon City

Home to the 2nd Largest Waterfall in the USA

eNRG Kayaking runs daily Portland kayaking and paddleboarding trips on the Willamette River. In fact, our prime location just below Willamette Falls in Oregon City provides experiences for all skill levels. Join us for our most popular guided tour to the falls and historic locks or paddle at your own pace with a kayak, SUP, or canoe rental. Additionally, our shop is on floating docks so staff can assist you onto the water in no time all year round.

Daily Portland Paddling Trips

Willamette Falls Tour - By Kayak Or Paddleboard

  • Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Distance: 2 Miles
  • Price: $79/person

This guided historic tour will take you past the Oregon City locks as you make your way up to the second largest waterfall in the United States! Beginners are welcome to join us on this flat water paddling experience intermixed with the history of the end of the Oregon Trail.


Kayak, Paddleboard, Canoe Rentals

  • Duration: 1 Hour Min.
  • Distance: 2 Mile Avg.
  • Price: ~$20-40/hour

Convenient Portland paddling rentals located right on the water on our floating docks. Staff will help you into your boat for a stress-free paddle to Willamette Falls; no experience required.


John McLoughlin Discovery Paddle - By Tour Or Rental

  • Duration: 4 Hour Max
  • Distance: 8 Miles
  • Price: $90-130/person

Follow (or paddle) in the footsteps of John McLoughlin, the founder of Oregon City! This kayak workout down the Willamette River can be with or without a guide, shuttle included.


Other Trips Near Portland

Book A Portland Kayaking Trip


The amount of clothing depends on weather and time of year. If you have questions, feel free to contact us. Please bring water, sunscreen, clothing that can get wet, wind/rain jacket (optional), and a change of clothing. 

We will meet at our shop in Oregon City (1701 Clackamette Dr. Oregon City, OR 97045). Please arrive up to 15 minutes prior to your start time.

eNRG provides boats, kayaks & paddles. Additionally, we will provide guides, shuttles, splash tops/bottoms as needed or upon request.

While our guides are well compensated for their skills, if you feel like you’ve received an exceptional experience – tipping is always appreciated thanking them for their work. For reference, a percentage-based average for gratuities is generally between 10%-20% of the total trip cost.

Paddling can be enjoyed in most weather as long as one dresses appropriately. Therefore, trips run rain or shine, except during extreme conditions including lightning, high winds, and excessive smoke onsite.

If You Cancel

It is difficult to fill a spot vacated at the last moment. For this reason, with 72 hours notice we offer a 85% refund, free rescheduling, or voucher for the paid amount. With 24 hours notice, free rescheduling or a voucher for the paid amount is available. Under 24 hours notice means all refund/benefits will be forfeited.

If  We Cancel

eNRG Kayaking reserves the right to postpone or cancel any trip due to inclement weather, under enrollment, or other unforeseen circumstances, and will issue a full refund in this instance. Removal due to inappropriate behavior will not be refunded.

For staff and client safety, alcohol or drugs are NOT ALLOWED before or during the event.

We are open every day all summer long (June-August)  for tours by appointment and rentals by appointment or walk in. Additionally, we are open weekends in May and June, while being available by appointment on weekdays. Outside of those months, we are open by appointment only. If unsure, feel free to give us a ring at (503) 772 - 1122.

Every person in your party needs to sign a waiver. You can fill on out online here.