Best Sea Kayaking in Oregon

This list represents the most popular sea kayaking in Oregon. Use this list to plan your next Oregon sea kayaking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. The Columbia Gorge


Over millions of years, lava floods, glaciers and the river’s timeless carving have created the spectacular Columbia Gorge. This paddle offers some of its best scenery, including steep basalt cliffs,…
From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Portland, OR - Sea Kayaking
Published by Greystone Books

#2. Skamokawa


Skamokawa is a Chinook word that means “smoke on the water.” The smoke is the beautiful, mystical fog that frequently shrouds the land and settles above the water, taking on the apricot, mauve and cri…
From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Portland, OR - Sea Kayaking
Published by Greystone Books

#3. The Ports


The lower Columbia is a working river, and that’s no more evident than in the waters around Hayden Island, which are lined with houseboats, dock facilities for the ports of Portland and Vancouver, shi…
From the guidebook "Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
Portland, OR - Sea Kayaking
Published by Greystone Books