Private Tours, Lessons, & other Programs 


E-MAIL us to get set up: Programs@aldercreek.com

With private instruction you have the opportunity to work on the skills you need help with. This is an opportunity for close examination of the physical techniques and mental requirements needed to progress as a paddler. Private instruction is also great for people on a specific timetable that does not fit our general class schedule. Alder Creek can arrange private instruction & guiding from any of our stores in Portland.

Alder Creek offers any of the classes below on private basis or custom tailors instruction and or trips to your needs.

1 Hour on site private sessions (at any of our locations or local Portland pools) are $65.00 for one person

1 Hour on site private sessions (at any of our locations or local Portland pools) are $85.00 for two people

For offsite private day sessions you pay $450 for the day.  The session can be shared by up to three people. 

We add no extra charge to borrow equipment!

If you have any questions about what to bring please contact us. Alder Creek has a full line of paddling equipment and accessories. We would be happy to assist you in getting outfitted for your trip. Please remember to keep your personal gear to a minimum, but keep your comfort in mind. Remember the goal is to travel light and efficiently.

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Let's custom tailor your experience together. 

Contact us  programs@aldercreek.com to set up your program with our Program Manager. 

We are located right on the water at all of our locations. We can set something up at our stores, or we can set up an off-site private experience at a location of your choosing.

We can provide all the gear needed or you can bring your own.  Contact us for more details. 

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 at least 48 hour notice for any cancellations or changes in your reservation. Just give us a call at 503-285-0464. Cancellations within 48 hours of the program are NOT refundable.