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About Us

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.

Programs

Our programs are designed to get you out on the water, and teach the skills you need to stay safe.

Guided Kayak Tours

Learn about Newport's fishing fleet, landmarks, wildlife and natural history in these unique two-hour tours as we explore Yaquina Bay.

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Youth Camps

Designed for youth between the ages of 10 and 18, our five-day youth sailing and kayaking day camps are affordable and fun.

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Sea Kayak Classes

Our one-day sea kayak classes – primarily for adults – help build the skills you need to confidently enjoy kayaking on your own.

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Free Family Boating

Free weekly events – run by the Port of Toledo – where your whole family can try boating in a safe and supervised environment.

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Get Involved

As a nonprofit organization, we rely on community support to keep our programs growing.

Volunteer Your Time

Love being on the water? Interested in sharing your time with others? We'd love to hear from you.

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Make A Donation

Your generous donations help provide affordable boating opportunities in our community.

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Why Us?

We introduce our adventurers to kayaking and sailing through meticulously planned education programs.

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Reviews

  • Jason King

    Knowledgeable & Friendly

    Had an absolute blast with these young guides! They were knowledgeable, and friendly. Got to learn about Newport's commercial fishing fleet, and more. Great, and fun experience all around. And a great opportunity to support a local nonprofit focused on young adult education.

    Laurel Elizabeth

    Great Kayak Tour

    The guided kayak tour was a lot of fun! It was such a great way to experience Yaquina Bay, and getting up close to the fishing boats and sea lions was really cool. I need more of that in my life.

    Laurel Elizabeth
  • Jess Thomas

    Amazing Opportunity

    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!

    Cindy Thomas
    Michelle Schaffer

    Incredible Program

    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!

    Michelle Schaffer
  • Ty Tabor

    Excellent

    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 you're done.

    Ty Tabor
    Jason & Yoshimi Tomono-Duval

    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.

    Jason & Yoshimi Tomono-Duval

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