Learn to Kayak Tour
Come paddle through the winding waterways of the Columbia River Water Trail near the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge for a few hours. Experience the beauty and fun of paddling Lake River. We can practice our paddling skills with the help of an experienced guide. A variety of birds and wildlife are sometimes seen as we slip around the puzzle pieces of land and explore paths once traveled by native tribes and Lewis and Clark. We will paddle Lake R and look for bald eagles and blue herons and so much more! As part of the tour, we will cover many basic paddling skills including launching, maneuvering, and how to stay safe on the water. First timers are always welcome as this is a great way to learn some fundamentals!
- Enjoy a nice flat water paddle trip
- View wildlife and experience the river's wonders
- Recieve coaching on paddling safety and technique
Things To Bring
Customers have the option to use their own gear with approval. (Boats need to have secure buoyancy in the stern and immersion wear must be worn most of the year). Your boat will need to be atleast 14 feet in length to keep up.
If you are un-able to bring the items listed below please let us know as we can provide them if needed.
- - Sunglasses with retention device (i.e. Croakies, Chums, etc)
- - NO COTTON Synthetic top and bottom layers (thermal underwear, heavier wt. for cooler weather)
- - Nylon shorts and/or swimsuit for warmer days
- -Hiking style wool or synthetic socks
- - Water bottle and small snack (like a power bar...)
- - Towel and change of clothes for ride home
- -Water proof camera
- -River shoes or booties
-PFD's, Life Jacket
-Our great guides!
Gratuity: It's NEVER expected but always appreciated. If you feel your coaches / guides have done an exceptional job and made your experience a memorable one, then you can certainly show your appreciation by giving a tip. The amount is totally up to you. Many people believe that anyone in a service type of job (like restaurant and hotel employees, hair dressers and dog groomers, etc.) should get between 10-20% of the total cost of the service. That is not to say that’s what we suggest, but that’s what most people tip when they do tip. So, for instance, if your trip was $200.00, and your guide made your experience a memorable one, a $20-$40 tip would be generous and greatly appreciated!
If your coach / guide was so exceptional that you want him or her to be your guide on all future trips, simply request them at the time you make your reservation. While we cannot promise he/she will be available, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your request.
-We do not provide food or drink
The Pacific Northwest is a dynamic and often unpredictable environment. All activities are run/fun rain or shine. All programs are conditions dependent and may change at any time at our discretion. In order to keep our programs affordable a minimum number of participants may be required. If we are unable to fill a program to a minimum requirement level we reserve the right to cancel the program. A full refund will be provided in the event of a cancelled or re-scheduled activity upon request. Please allow 48 hour notice for any cancellations or changes in your reservation. Give us a call at 503-285-0464. Cancellations within 48 hours of the program are NOT refundable. To re-schedule a class you have cancelled within the restricted 48 hour period we will gladly credit you 50% towards the rescheduled class. Thank you for signing up! Please let us know if you have questions about this or any other policy here at Alder Creek.
This instructional tour will meet at our location in Ridgefield, Washington.
We will return to the same location we launched from in Ridgefield, WA.
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Kayak Programs in Ridgefield Washington