eNRG Kayaking

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In a Nutshell

Experienced guides teach kayaking as pupils traverse the Willamette River

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Promotional value expires Apr 1, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required 24hrs in advance. 24hr cancellation notice or $15 fee may apply. Must be 12 or older. Subject to weather conditions. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. 4 person minimum in each class. Participants must show up 20 minutes prior to start of trip to fill out paperwork and get equipment. Trip leaves on the hour at scheduled time. Participants who show up after trip has left are considered a "no show" and will be required to pay a $15 rescheduling fee. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.

eNRG Kayaking

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.

Customer Reviews

Great experience if you're fresh to the SUP world. Try it!
Elizabeth W. · September 4, 2015
Just relax and enjoy the experience. Lots of fun.
Audrey A. · September 2, 2015
The instructor is very knowledgeable He made sure that all questions are answered and that we had fun
Teresa G. · August 31, 2015
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    Oregon City

    1701 Clackamette Dr

    Oregon City, OR 97045


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