Kayak & SUP Rentals

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

Daytime Kayak Tour

Let our guides take you on a tour kayaking in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area near Hood River.

Sunset Kayak Tour

Take in the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge sunset from the water on this tour. Guest's favorite trip!

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Gorge Paddling Center

Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals in Hood River.
Kayak Tours in the Columbia River Gorge.

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

Opening weekends

We are closed for the 2023 Season.

If you have a group of 4+ we can set up custom kayak tours.

Call or Text 541-806-4190 to arrange.


Contact us today:

Call or Text: (541) 806-4190
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We look forward to getting you on the water! 

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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.

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