Rent Paddling Gear

Everything you need for an epic day on the water.

Daytime Kayak Tour

Let our guides take you on a tour through the protected tributaries of the Columbia.

Sunset Kayak Tour

Take in the beauty of a Columbia River Gorge sunset from the water on this guided trip.

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The Gorge Paddling Center located along the waterfront path in Hood River, Oregon.

We have the largest fleet of Paddleboard and Kayaks in Hood River. With 100+ items you can bring your whole crew!

Whether you are a novice paddler or an experienced adventurist, 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.

This makes our site 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 SUP paddle away from the open waters of the Columbia River where many enjoy the 1 mile journey to Wells Island.

Hours of Operation

Rentals Opening Memorial Day Weekend
Kayak Tours available

Contact us today and find out what adventure is right for you.

Call or Text: (541) 806-4190

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 Gorge from the cockpit of a kayak. Whether you are interested in booking a day tour or a sunset 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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