Kayak & SUP Rentals

Stand-Up Paddleboard and Kayak rentals on the Hood River Waterfront!

Kayak Tours

Enjoy our guest favorite Sunset Kayak Tour or Daytime Tour to hit the river!

Electric BikeS

Self Guided E-bike Tours
Ride along our historic highway
through the Columbia River Gorge.

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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

11 AM – 5 PM
10 AM – 5 PM

Contact us today:

Call or Text: (541) 806-4190
Email Us

We look forward to getting you on the water! 

Trip Advisor Best of the Best 2023 award for kayak rentals and tours

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. 

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