Hood River WaterPlay offers kayak lessons for the beginner and novice alike. We have been outfitting and teaching the basics in kayaking for years.

Intro to Recreational Kayaking

Hood River WaterPlay offers an introduction to recreational kayaking when the waters are flat. (No, or very little wind) Anyone interested in trying out one of our sit-on-top kayaks for an hour can do so, with professional guidance can participate in this class. $30.00 covers guide, gear and good times. Call us to register, class size is limited due to the small student to instructor ratio.

Kayaking Basics

We offer professional instruction with our Sit-On-Top Kayaks. This land based and on-the-water activity is designed for the first time paddler with no experience, or the new boat owner/novice looking for formal instruction. You will Learn about tides, current, entry and exit, paddle techniques, navigation, lifting, safety equipment, types of boats, local paddling places and more. Bird watchers, naturalists, photographers and others will all enjoy this unique set of boating instruction and activity.

Easy to learn, and a great way to be one with nature.

Single Kayak Rentals

Single Kayak 1st Hour


Single Kayak Add'l Hour


Single Kayak Half Day


Single Kayak Full Day


Double Kayak Rentals

Double Kayak 1st Hour


Double Kayak Add'l Hour


Double Kayak Half Day


Double Kayak Full Day