Wakeboards are designed to be buoyant, hydrodynamic, and easily operated by cool dogs in sunglasses. Be as cool as a dog with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $180 for three hours of wakeboarding, wake surfing, water skiing, or tubing for two (a $360 value)
- $360 for the above option for four (a $720 value)
- $450 for the above option for six (a $900 value)
Launching from either Oregon City or downtown Portland, aquatic adventures start with 30 minutes of on-dock instruction, during which the staff covers the basics of the different water sports. Groups of six passengers then board a speedboat piloted by a US Coast Guard-certified captain and crew members trained in first aid. The boat zooms across the water for three hours, towing passengers as they ride its massive wake.
The crew supplies snacks, water, and all required gear. They'll also bring along lunch, snap photos, or extend the outing for an additional fee. Groups of two and four will be paired with other customers, or they can upgrade to a private outing at the time of booking.
David Scott couldn't stop falling in the water. It didn't make sense. He'd been an avid snowboarder for 20 years—nearly the entire time that winter had existed—so wakeboarding should've come naturally. David turned to his friend Adam Faren, an expert wakeboarder in his own right, who suggested that David try wake surfing instead. (The boats travel at lower speeds, and you don't need to lock in your feet.) It worked. David finally conquered the water, and the two friends partnered up to help others surf, board, and ski the waters through their joint venture, Wake Charter. During outings, Adam and David welcome guests onto their 23-foot speedboat, introducing them to the thrills of everything from wakeboarding to tubing and snapping high-quality photos to commemorate every narrow escape from the Loch Ness Monster.