The Oregon Boating Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to get you out on the water safely. We operate out of Newport – on the Oregon Coast – where we have access to some spectacular waterways.
Being on the water is a way of life in our community, and our goal is to ensure that safe, affordable boating opportunities are accessible to everyone.
Our focus on safety is what makes us unique, and our certified guides and instructors are constantly improving their training.
Our programs are designed to get you out on the water, and teach the skills you need to stay safe.
We introduce our adventurers to kayaking and sailing through meticulously planned education programs.
We Had a Blast!
Had a blast paddling around the bay yesterday. We had a
group with 12 and both guides were fantastic. They had
all kinds of knowledge about the wildlife, buildings,
and boats around the bay, fun and educational. We had
beautiful weather until the very end but even when it
started to sprinkle we were comfortable. They had rain
gear for each of us (in lots of sizes) which helped keep
us warmer and drier. If you get the chance to try this,
it's well worth the money.
Wonderful Kayak Experience
We had a wonderful kayak experience for my husbands
birthday today! The kids came too and we all loved the
trip! It was professional, safe and entertaining! Thank
Knowledgeable & Friendly
We had a wonderful time with Anya exploring Newport by
water! Earlier is better because the wind often picks up
in the afternoons! We live in Newport so having an
activity in town was really awesome!
Great Kayak Tour
The guide was knowledgeable and the entire trip was
picturesque. Saw Harbor seals, a snorkler, Common
Murres, Pigeon Gillemots, and Turkey Vulture. The water
was like glass. The trip was at my pace.
We live in a small town, and I had no idea my children
would be able to have experiences that people in larger
cities dream of having. They have had knowledgeable and
kind instructors. I have never worried about my children
when they were in the care of OBF instructors. Thanks
for this incredible opportunity!
My son has not only learned skills to last him a
lifetime but he has had fun doing it. He has made
lasting friendships, developed confidence on the water
and most importantly knows how to be safe. There is no
better place to learn to sail or kayak and no better
people to do it with!
I completed two sea kayak classes in 2017, and plan to
attend another in 2018. I highly recommend the Oregon
Boating Foundation, and my instructor Tom Murphy. You
will be knowledgeable, confident, and competent when
Fun & Informative
Just prepare… these instructors will transfer
their life-long love of water sport into your kids'
mind! They are also seriously helpful for age
appropriate skill development.