Kayaking in Redmond

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N8TV Adventures offers four ways to glimpse ospreys, bald eagles, and deer in their natural habitat along the Deschutes River. Three of these methods involve boats: kayaks, whitewater rafts, and fishing boats, to be exact. The last mode of transportation puts adventurers up close to the water: river boarding, a sport that hails from Europe. River boards resemble surfboards that have been chopped in half. Riders hold the handles of the foam board and ride the river rapids much like they would atop a raft. N8TV Adventures' courteous guides, who are all trained in first aid and CPR, chaperone each trip, providing transportation from N8TV headquarters as well as optional snacks, should clients request them.

2197 Hwy 26
Warm Springs,
OR
US

In the shadow of the Deschutes River?s towering buttes and sheer rock faces, High Desert River Outfitters? rafts soar over swirling rapids. The outfitter?s river guides have been navigating this river since 1990 and have mastered its most challenging rapids and eddies. In addition to firsthand experience, all guides boasts extensive training in swift-water safety and rescue, as well as certifications in first aid and CPR. They welcome adventurers of all ages, carefully tailoring trips to suit skill levels.

Groups can embark on leisurely half-day sojourns that provide a quick riverside glimpse of the surrounding landscape. Additionally, on any trips that last a day or longer, guides prepare barbecue lunches for all their guests to provide them with the energy necessary to control the rafts and physically remove any stowaway mountain goats.

206 Elrod Ave
Maupin,
OR
US

No strangers to the great outdoors, the guides of Sage Canyon River Company help visitors tackle the great outdoors on whitewater-rafting, camping, and fishing expeditions. Adventures range from three-hour jaunts to multiday trips into the wilds of the Oregon frontier, giving outdoorsmen many options for experiencing nature. Thrill seekers can steer a raft or oversize rubber duck through calm waters amid desert-rock formations or crash through Class IV rapids?including the challenging Oak Springs on the Deschutes River?under the direction of a trained guide. For adventures that tend to keep the water outside of the boat, fishing trips journey into Sherars Falls and Macks Canyon in search of trout and steelhead, with fly- and reel-casting opportunities.

509 Deschutes Ave.
Maupin,
OR
US

Dream Catcher Outdoor Recreational Rentals’ staff spurs off-road exploration and wilderness adventures with its fleet of quality used equipment and vehicles. They keep each ATV, RV, canoe, and kayak in excellent working order and fully stock trailers with cooking supplies so adventurers need only bring their own food, clothes, sleeping bags, and Wookiee calls. Dream Catcher’s off-road vehicles are perfect for exploring nearby beautiful nature spots, such as the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Coburg Hills, and Shotgun Creek.

6437 Thurston Rd.
Springfield,
Oregon
US

The McKenzie River flows past some of Oregon's most awe-inspiring natural scenery—douglas fir–blanketed mountainsides, bald eagles diving to catch trout, and gargantuan boulders splitting the current into Class II and III rapids. Guides like Captain "Wild Matty" equip outdoorsmen with fly or spinning rigs and guide vistors on fishing trips on the McKenzie River, Siuslaw River, and Lake Creek to catch rainbow and cutthroat trout, spring- and fall-run chinook, and steelhead. The guides can also arrange lunch options for every outing, such as deli-style sandwiches, Wild West barbecue, or hot dogs on a hook.

54705 McKenzie Hwy
Rainbow,
OR
US