Kayak & SUP Rentals
Stand-Up Paddleboard and Kayak rentals on the Hood River Waterfront!
Enjoy our guest favorite Sunset Kayak Tour or Daytime Tour to hit the river!
Self Guided E-bike Tours
Ride along our historic highway
through the Columbia River Gorge.
Gorge Paddling Center
Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals in Hood River. Kayak Tours in the Columbia River Gorge.
Self Guided E-bike Tours starting from the Hood River Waterfront.
Whether you are a novice to kayaking or an experienced adventurer, we have something for everyone at the Gorge Paddling Center. Our kayak and paddleboard rental site on the Hood River waterfront offers safe and easy access to the scenic Columbia River Gorge.
Because of this our site is great for all ages and ability levels. Located within the Nichols Boat basin, our launch site is protected from the river current and possible winds of the Columbia River.
For kayakers and paddleboarders looking for a more extreme adventure, we are located just a short Kayak or Paddleboard away from the open waters of the Columbia River where many enjoy the 1 mile journey to Wells Island.
Hours of Operation
Now accepting bookings for 2024.
Call or Email for gift certificates and large group bookings.
We look forward to getting you on the water!
FUN FOR ALL AGES!
We had a group from age 5 to 80 and all had fun. The calm water was great for our group of first-time kayakers. The guides did a great job pointing out so much wildlife and the views were amazing!
HIGH QUALITY RENTALS
Great customer service and equipment. Rented a paddle board one day and a kayak another. Highly recommend GPC to anyone!
Awesome experience! This was our second year doing the sunset tour and it is our favorite kayak trip ever!! We will be back next summer!
AMAZING SUNSET TOUR
I had an awesome time with this company. The guide was very friendly and helpful. I am very much a beginner in kayaking. The scenery was stunning as the sun was setting. It was very relaxing and a lot of fun. I highly recommend this.
We had a great time on the sunset kayak trip. Very fun, knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend and will join them for more adventures again!
Enjoy a guided tour
Our highly rated flatwater kayaking tours are for those who want to immerse themselves in the heart of the Columbia Gorge from the cockpit of a kayak. Whether you are interested in booking a day tour or a sunset kayaking tour, you will be sure to experience panoramic views like a true local with one of our knowledgeable guides at your side. Kayak Tours meet near Hood River but not at our Rental Site.