The best part of kayaking is the exhilaration of exploration, up until you realize the difficulty of paddling through pudding in your bathtub and must face yourself in the mirror. Take to real rivers with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $65 for a Willamette Falls kayak tour for two with hot chocolate or cider ($130 value)
- $110 for a Willamette Falls kayak tour for four with hot chocolate or cider ($260 value)
Over the course of the Willamette Falls kayak tour, adventurers board kayaks and paddle down the Willamette River through waters rich with chinook salmon, shad, and smallmouth bass. Kayakers may witness local wildlife such as herons and osprey while taking in the falls and surrounding river scenery. The excursion heads upstream, passing by the historic Willamette Falls Locks en route to Willamette Falls. Throughout the journey, knowledgeable guides share the history of the area. Paddlers will get extra winter equipment to offset the chilly climate.
Housed at the bottom of the roaring Willamette Falls, which comprises the confluence of Willamette and Clackamas Rivers, eNRG Kayaking's on-water shop and docks serve as the home base for instructional excursions in kayaking, rapids rafting, and standup paddleboarding. Head instructor Sam Drevo also helps those more experienced in watersports to attain a swift-water rescue certification or an ACA instructor certification, required credentials to shake hands with most river deities. Sam watches over all levels of kayakers with experience earned through years of competing, including a ranking as the world's sixth-best freestyle kayaker in 1998 and a first-place win at the Ford Gorge Games' Outdoor World Championships in 2001.
When Sam is not leading tours around the falls or down segments of either river, he guides extended expeditions to other northwestern and foreign waterways. His 16 international aquatic excursions have taken paddlers to rivers on four continents, through countries such as Canada, Costa Rica, Thailand, Laos, China, India, and Botswana. Sam and his staff aim to protect the rivers through eco-friendly exploration and sell a range of kayak models to help others to similarly respect the ecosystem or sneak up and tickle unsuspecting bass.
“We had a great time”
“Service is pretty good. Just be aware that there is a cancellation fee of $15. So, once you schedule your class, if you decide to cancel, there is a fee for that.”
“I purchased a Kayak lesson, never been kayaking before. The instruction was professional and the class was fun. I would recommend NRG to anyone who is looking for a...”
“I purchased a Kayak lesson, never been kayaking before. The instruction was professional and the class was fun. I would recommend NRG to anyone who is looking for a lesson or just a rental.”