The Outdoor Adventure Center

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In a Nutshell

  • ACA pro school
  • All skill levels welcome
  • Camping, rafting, kayaking & whitewater trips

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 26, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts for Gold Panning and Wild Sky options, 9 additional as gifts for Lopez Island option. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like feral cats and domesticated roommates, bodies of water enjoy being poked with paddles every now and then. Give a nearby water body a relaxing paddle puncture with today’s Groupon to Outdoor Adventure Center. Choose from four floatatious forays (all of which include tax):

  • For $49, you get a gold-panning family raft adventure (a $103.17 value).
  • For $349, you get a six-day total immersion whitewater adventure camp, ages 12–17 (an $863.37 value).
  • For $159, you get a two-day Lopez Island kayak adventure (a $379.01 value).
  • For $39, you get a Wild Sky Weekends adventure day camp for pre-teens (an $85.79 value).

Outdoor Adventure Center makes it easy to experience the great nonindoors by offering professional instruction and quality equipment for a wide realm of activities. Guests can commandeer a kayak and man a pan during the gold-panning family raft adventure, which introduces aspiring forty-niners to the basics of striking gold as they float down the scenic Skykomish River. Guides apprise paddlers of local history and lead them in pirate songs while they search for shiny flakes to adorn dental braces. The total immersion whitewater adventure camp, for ages 12–17, invites youngsters to engage the river in a challenging six-day paddle-joust, interspersed with swimming, hiking, and camping.

Preteens in the Wild Sky Weekends adventure day camp, valid for ages 9–13, set out on a half day of whitewater rafting and inflatable kayaking, with six campers for every one instructor, and the Lopez Island two-day adventure launches kayaks and their passengers into the sound surrounding the San Juan Islands—landing for biking and hiking, and making camp under the dungaree-clad stars.

Helmets, life jackets, paddles, and other gearstuffs are included in each adventure. Outdoor Adventure Center is an American Canoe Association pro school and staffs experienced instructors who prepare daredevils for their tours by teaching important dos and don'ts, answering questions, and leading interpretative paddle dances.

Outdoor Adventure Center

The Outdoor Adventure Center's wildly experienced guides have led groups off the grid for more than a quarter century, pursuing rugged fun in the scenery and fresh air of mountains, rivers, and coastlines. Explorers at heart, the staff boldly launch kayaks into the ocean around the San Juan Islands and conquer the frothy waters of the scenic Skykomish River, known for its beginner-friendly rapids, migrations of spawning merpeople, pool and drop areas, and breathtaking views of 5,000-foot mountain peaks. Horseback and hiking trips delve into the lush woods, and nature photography excursions pause to celebrate the beauty of the wilderness near Index. The core team of 14 guides takes safety seriously, most with certifications from the American Canoe Association, training in wilderness first aid, CPR, and swiftwater rescue, and life vests tattooed over their chests.

Customer Reviews

Great fun! Doritos Dan is knowledgeable and a great teacher. Great for beginners such as myself. Will go back!
Tami S. · August 29, 2017
Great experience!! I loved seeing the starfish and jellyfish up close!
Salina A. · July 22, 2017
Dan and "Lime Liam" spend a great deal making sure all guests of all skills levels are well prepared and feel comfortable. This does take away a bit of the total kayak time but I'd rather feel secure and have fun, than to feel I'm kayaking in the hands of an untrained guide. In the end, the time on the water was perfect. Dan seems seasoned in the sport and carefully observes safety as well as enjoyment before and during the tour. We did see some animals: seals, oyster catcher, vultures, and an eagle. While the wildlife is cool, the experience itself kayaking on the ocean on a beautiful sunny day surrounded by amazing scenery is priceless. Dan's tours are in Spencer Spit State Park which is a stunning coastal environment with wetlands that make kayaking on Lopez Island just that extra bit more magical. Outdoor Adventure Center also does kayak rentals and bike rentals for good rates. Lopez Island is easy to get to from Anacortez or any of the other San Juan Islands. Don't think about it; Do It!
Vincent V. · July 9, 2017

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