Free Family Boating

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Memorial Day - Labor Day

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

Run by the Port of Toledo, these free events provide an opportunity for your whole family to try sailing, kayaking, and other paddlecraft in a safe and supervised environment.

We make our sailboats available to help ensure that people in our community – particularly young people – have the opportunity to experience getting out on the water.

Simply show up to the Waterfront Recreation and Education Center at the Port of Toledo Marina in Toledo, Oregon 3pm - 6pm on Thursdays and 12pm - 4pm on Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.


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

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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  • 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!

    Jess 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


    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
    Anya Panose

    Fun & Informative

    A really fun, informative camp with awesome instructors!

    Anya Panose
  • 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
    Biwa Tomono-Duval


    Challenging, fun and exciting… you aren't going to be dry kayaking!

    Biwa Tomono-Duval

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