Stand-up Paddleboard
& Kayak Rentals

Launch from our dock on the Hood River Waterfront. No transportation needed for your kayak and paddleboard rentals.

Open Weekends 10 AM - 5 PM

Open Everyday starting 6/8

Stand Up Paddleboard


$10/Each Additional Hour

Single Kayaks


$10/Each Additional Hour

Tandem Kayaks


$15/Each Additional Hour

Come see us for Kayak & Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals in Hood River, Oregon!

We are located directly on the waterfront with a dock, which makes launching kayaks and paddleboards easy for all ages and ability levels. Our location features the best protection from the wind and current of the Columbia River. Soak up the sun with a relaxing paddle within our protected inlet, or (when the wind conditions are in your favor) journey out to the main waters of the Columbia River and paddle to the locally acclaimed Wells Island.


Text us at (541) 806 – 4190

Hours of Operation


11 AM - 5 PM


10 AM - 5 PM

About Our Rentals

Kayak Rentals

We have a fleet of kayaks for rent which consist of sit on top kayaks and sit inside kayaks. We recommend sit on top kayaks for those with less experience. When kayaking on the Columbia River the wind and weather can change dramatically. It is safest to be in the sit on top kayak because if it was to flip you are easily able to upright the kayak and climb aboard to continue your journey. When using a sit inside kayak if you were to flip, the kayak must then be swam or towed to shore and water emptied out. With 10+ years of kayak rental experience we have perfected the style and models of kayak in our fleet to best fit our customers.

Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals

We have the most wind protected launch spot in Hood River for Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals. Our fleet is perfect for beginner and intermediate paddleboarders. We work closely with Pure Stoke retail store to stay up to date with the latest and greatest boards and technology. SUP has developed rapidly and we have enjoyed growing with the sport. We have 30 paddleboards in our fleet so bring all your friends along and enjoy a great activity in Hood River. 

Why Choose Us?

At the Gorge Paddling Center we pride ourselves on our rental fleet of kayaks and stand up paddleboards. We have the best family friendly kayak area in Hood River. Traveller’s Choice 2022 and 2023 Trip Advisor Awards.

Flexible Cancellation Policy- Cancel Rentals outside of 24 hours for full refund.

Stand Up Paddleboards

Our Stand Up Paddleboards are solid construction and high quality (no inflatables or soft foam inexpensive boards in our fleet).
$ 25 First Hour
  • $10 each additional hour

Single Kayaks

We have a fleet of flatwater kayaks for rent which consist of sit on top kayaks and sit inside kayaks.
$ 25 First Hour
  • $10 each additional hour

Tandem Kayaks

Perfect for couples or larger paddlers who want some additional stability while out on the water.
$ 35 First Hour
  • $15 each additional hour