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!
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.
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 20 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 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
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.
What is provided
The tour guides will bring the kayaks, seats, paddles, life jackets, invasive species permits, and wetsuits if requested. We will also bring a dry bag for anyone's miscellaneous belongings.
- 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 a kayak.
Ocean Kayak user weight limits.
Our Ocean Kayak Scrambler 11 has a MAX CAPACITY: 300-350 lbs | 136.1-158.8 kg
Our Malibu 2 Tandem Kayak has a MAX CAPACITY: 375-425 lbs | 170.1-192.8 kg
Note: Heavier participants can make prior arrangements and request to have a tandem kayak seated for one person as long as they don't exceed the recommended weight capacity of our Malibu 2 Ocean Kayak 375-425 lbs. This is subject to kayak availability.
Lincoln City Kayak Tours are available on a first come first serve basis. If you have a trip to the Oregon coast planned reserve your dates early for best availability. Our kayak tours schedule during the summer months gets very busy. Kayak Tours are tide dependent, so that limits the number of tours we can do each day.