The Bachelor Island Kayak Tour  paddles through the winding waterways of the Columbia River Water Trail. We experience a variety of conditions on the Columbia River in which we can practice our paddling skill.  Birds and wildlife are often seen as we slip around the puzzle pieces of land and explore paths once traveled by native tribes and Lewis and Clark.

Gear Provided:

-Kayaks
-Paddles
-PFD’s, Life Jacket
-Our great guides!

Per request (no additional costs):
-Wet or Dry suit
-Booties

  •  Journey up to 12 nautical miles on the Bachelor Island Kayak Tour as conditions permit
  • Obtain coaching on basic strokes, towing and navigation as desired
  • Wildlife viewing
Bachelor Island Kayak Tours meet in Ridgefield, Washington.
Directions: Take exit 14 off I-5, go west for 3 miles on Pioneer St/hwy 501 into Ridgefield. Turn right on Main st then left on Mill st into the boat ramp marina area. Look for the Alder Creek Van.

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. We typiaclly provide immersion wear in the form of either a neoprene wetsuit or nylon drysuit with latex gasket seals and neoprene boots. Only in the hottest summer months do we run courses without some form of immersion wear. The water is cold year round so you will need to bring layers to wear under the suits provided.

  • – 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

Optional Gear:

  • -Water proof camera
  • -Hat
  • -Sunscreen
  • -River shoes or booties

Bachelor Island Kayak tour. Tour Bachelor Island by kayak with Alder Creek kayak & Canoe.