Impossible feats become possible when you're holding a paddle, from gliding on water to looking cool in a vest. Turn heads with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $15 for a half-day kayak, standup-paddleboard, or canoe rental (a $30 value)
- $29 for a basic kayaking or basic standup-paddleboarding class (up to a $65 value)
- $38 for a 2.5-hour Ross Island kayak tour for two (a $78 value)
Rentals can be picked up either at the Jantzen Beach or Boathouse location. The classes include gear such as wet or dry suits, paddles, and booties—click each link above for full information, including a schedule. The Ross Island kayak tour journeys about 3 nautical miles from the Boathouse location.
Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe
It's hard to believe that Portland ever lacked a dearth of quality paddle outfitters, considering the many evergreen-lined rivers and nearby coastline. But back in 1986, the founders of Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe felt there were too few options serving the area, so they launched their own garage shop. Their passion for the outdoors and paddle sports steadily built the company, and today, a staff of equipment experts advises guests on kayaking, canoeing, standup-paddleboarding, and rafting supplies. Beyond selling gear from vessels to apparel, staffers lead on-the-water classes and organize group trips. The shop also outfits customers for independent exploration with a fleet of rentals.