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, which gets you a kayaking trip through Outdoor Adventure Center in Redmond. Life jackets, paddles, and other gearstuffs are all included in each kayaking adventure. Choose one of the following flotatious forays (all of which include tax):
- $39 for a Redmond to Redhook 90-minute kayak tour (an $82 value)
- $39 for a three-hour Lopez Island sea kayaking tour (a $75 value)
- $65 for a Skykomish inflatable kayaking adventure package (a $150 value)
Outdoor Adventure Center makes it easy to experience the great non-indoors by offering professional instruction and quality equipment for a wide realm of activities. Guests can commandeer a kayak for 90 minutes during the Redmond to Redhook tour ($75), which journeys north on the Sammamish River toward the fabled Redhook Brewery. After breathing in the evening air’s rich scents of ripe blackberries and wildflowers, boaters arrive at their destination and politely devour a tasty dinner accompanied by a celebratory pint. The Lopez Island sea kayak tour ($69) grants kayakers three hours of leisurely paddling along two to three miles of Lopez Island’s protected shoreline, where the Dungeness crabs and the moon jellies play backgammon on the friendly isle’s picturesque beaches. Padawan paddlers can develop their sea-arms by spending a day conquering the Cascades’ waterways during a Skykomish inflatable kayaking adventure package ($150). More-adventuresome floaters can opt to tackle one of three different sections of the river, which range from the Class I-II Lower Skykomish to the Main Skykomish, which features rapids ranking up to Class V and paintball crossfire during high water. The Skykomish package includes a photo CD of your adventure as well as a delicious post-paddle meal.
Outdoor Adventure Center is an American Canoe Association pro school and staffs experienced instructors who will prepare customers for their kayak tours by performing a modern interpretation of the traditional kayak paddle dance. Call ahead to schedule your excursion of choice and taste for yourself what early seafaring ancestors must have felt as they set out in kayaks to explore drainage ditches and accidentally discovered waterfalls.
CityVoters named Wave Trek, as part of Outdoor Adventure Center, the Second Best White Water Rafting and gave the business five stars:
- …they love what they do, and they love the people they work with. You will not find a better rafting experience! – gombossy
- There is no company that even compares. Great guides, great service, great people, great experience. Number one hands down! – stclair13
- Most professional, experienced and personable rafting and outfitting company I think I'll ever find. – acf24
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.