2-Hour Salmon River Private Tour

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 $99./ Person

2-Person Minimum

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3-Hour Salmon River Private Tour

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2 Hour Salmon River Group Tours

Salmon River Group Kayak Tours

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Salmon River Kayak Tours

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Salmon River Kayak Tours Lincoln City Oregon | Come explore the beautiful Salmon River with us on one of our guided kayak tours in Lincoln City Oregon. The Salmon River runs into the mighty pacific ocean just a few miles north of Lincoln City. Our guided kayak tours offer amazing views of Cascade Head, Three Rocks, God's Thumb and more!

The Salmon River Estuary is located within the Cascade Head Scenic-Research Area. Established in 1974 by President Gerald Ford with the goal of providing present and future generations use, access, and enjoyment to the headlands, rivers, forested areas, and estuary.

Join us and explore all the beautiful scenery and wildlife that may include seals, sea lions, river otters, bald eagles,  pelicans, osprey, peregrine falcons, herons, egrets, and countless other shorebirds, along with amazing scenery and breath taking views.  The Salmon River estuary lies within the historic Cascade Head Scenic Research Area. The first designated scenic research area in the United States.

About our Kayak Tours

We offer 2, or 3 hour guided kayak tours at the mouth of the Salmon River and around the Salmon River Estuary just a few miles north of Lincoln City Oregon. Kayak tours are available year round and are subject to availability and weather conditions. There is a two person minimum for all private kayak tours. We can handle groups as large as 30 or more guests.

Our guided kayak tours are perfect outdoor activity for families, corporate team building, and couples looking for more adventure! We've even had bookings for bachelor, and bachelorette party activities.

Beginner and first time paddlers are welcome as well as kids ages 5 and up. See restriction below. Feel free to call the shop to schedule your tour or for more information. 541-996-6335


Online Waiver


What's Included

Our tour guides will bring the kayaks, seats, paddles, life jackets, OSMB Water Way Access Permits, and wetsuits if requested. We will also bring a dry bag for anyone's small miscellaneous belongings. If you need larger items in a dry bag please let us know and make prior arrangements.

  • Kayak tour guide registered with OSMB
  • Use of our Ocean Kayaks (high quality sit on top kayaks)
  • Basic kayaking instructions & safety tips
  • All kayaking equipment needed. Including kayaks, paddles, seats, life jackets.
  • OSMB Waterway Access Permits
  • 2 hours
  • Kayak and equipment transport, delivery, cleaning & return
  • We bring a small dry bag that you may use for small personal items.

What to Wear

Weather conditions can change quickly on the Oregon coast, so we recommend being prepared for everything. We recommend synthetic materials like polyester and polypropylene that will help keep you warm even when wet. Avoid cotton as it holds water and will make you colder when wet. Participants will get their feet wet, so bring sandals, water shoes, or wetsuit booties for walking in the water and on rough terrain. We also recommend quick drying shorts, a moisture wicking fleece (polyester or polypropylene) top, a windbreaker, and a stocking cap to keep your ears warm.

We also offer rental neoprene gloves, and booties available upon request. We recommend everyone bring a water bottle and a light snack.

Our kayak tours operate rain or shine (we do cancel for unsafe, or extreme weather conditions), so it's best to bring a dry set of clothes to change into once your tour is finished. Our guides are very good at navigating to the calmer areas, but they can’t control the rain, wind, and chop, so there is always a possibility you may get wet.

If you’re worried about getting wet just ask for a shorty wetsuit and that will help you keep warm even if you get wet.  If you bring a camera or cell phone make sure to have a water proof case, or small dry bag to keep it dry and protected. We also recommend a good quality reef safe sunscreen as the sun reflects off the water.

Get more tips on what to wear kayaking here.


  • Book your reservation online. A valid credit card is required.


We have a Strict 72 hour cancellation policy, and require a minimum of 72 hours cancellation notice before your scheduled tour. Cancellations after the 72 hour limit, or no shows will be charged the full amount. We schedule and reserve your tour time and block other customers from reserving and scheduling after we have taken reservations.  Therefore we must keep a strict 72 hour cancellation policy. This policy protects our customers by guaranteeing their booking, and protects our tour guides from late cancellations and no shows.
Cancellations made before the 72 hour limit will be given a full refund.
Cancellations by Safari Town for dangerous conditions (extreme weather, and/or unsafe weather conditions) In such cases we will issue a refund or give you an option to reschedule your rental, lesson, or tour.   We want your kayak experience to be a safe one! See our full cancellation policy


Participants should be in good health and free from any heart conditions, back, or neck problems, or anything else that would hinder them from paddling and balancing themselves in a kayak. Participants need to be able to bend down and balance themselves while entering and exiting the kayak.

No alcohol allowed!

Weight Limits

Note: Participants over 260 lbs should make prior arrangements so the kayak weight capacity is not exceeded. Participants may request to have a tandem kayak seated for one person as long as they don't exceed the recommended weight capacity of our kayaks. This is subject to our kayak availability.

Ocean Kayak Scrambler 11 has a MAX CAPACITY: 300-350 lbs | 136.1-158.8 kg

Malibu 2 Tandem Kayak has a MAX CAPACITY: 375-425 lbs | 170.1-192.8 kg


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