Newport Kayak Tours

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Experience the Historic Newport Bayfront

The perfect adventure for your family vacation at the Oregon Coast. Our guided kayak tours offer an incredible opportunity to get up close and personal with the wildlife, fishing community, and landmarks of Yaquina Bay and the Newport Bayfront. No experience is necessary, and all paddle gear is provided (pants, jackets, life jackets). Available for ages 6 and up (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult).

Our passionate, certified guides will introduce you to the fishing fleet that brings in more fresh seafood than any other port on the West Coast. Wildlife, including sea lions, harbor seals, eagles, and so much more await you during this unique two-hour kayak trip that is perfect for singles, couples, groups, and families.

Our 2-hour tours run from Tuesday through Sunday during the summer – starting at 9am, 12pm, 3pm, and 6pm. Whether you want to go for a quiet morning paddle or watch the sun set behind the historic Yaquina Bay bridge, we'll help you craft an unforgettable trip.

Our tours launch from the OBF Boathouse located at Port Dock 7 in Newport, Oregon. Please plan on arriving 20 minutes before your scheduled tour to maximize your time on the water. We look forward to taking you on a memorable adventure during your next vacation to Newport and the Oregon Coast.

Did you know that all proceeds from our kayak tours help support our other programs, such as youth camps, kayak classes, and free family boating events? That's right, by enjoying a couple of hours kayaking in Yaquina Bay, you'll help us ensure that everyone has access to safe, affordable boating activites and education.


Book Online or call (800) 806-4882

What To Bring & Wear

Our guided kayak tours run "rain or shine", so you'll want to be prepared for the conditions on the day of your tour. Your feet will definitely get a little wet. Paddle jackets and pants are provided (in limited sizes). We recommend the following items:

  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses and/or a hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Quick dry clothing (cotton is not recommended)
  • Extra layers (a windbreaker or rain jacket/pants)
  • Footwear that can get wet
  • Waterproof case for your smartphone and/or camera
  • Gratuity for your guide (optional, but appreciated!)

How To Find Us

Our tours launch from the OBF Boathouse located at Port Dock 7 in Newport, Oregon. Parking is available at the Port of Newport, with additional on-street parking on SE Bay Blvd. Please remember that Newport is a working port, so we ask that you be respectful and park closest to the street so that the fishermen who work at Port Dock 7 have priority access.

Once you have arrived, to get to the OBF Boathouse simply go down the access ramp to the docks, and take an immediate left at the bottom of the ramp (at the seafood barge). Walk past the sailboats and we're the first boathouse that you come upon.

Driving Directions Parking Map

Parking Map

Parking is available at the Port of Newport lot at 600 SE Bay Blvd, and also on Bay Blvd. To get to the boathouse, turn left at the bottom of the ramp to Port Dock 7, and we're the first boathouse you come upon on your left.

Parking Map


Prior to participating in one of our tours or programs, we'll need to have a liability waiver form signed for each participant.

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Cancellation Policy

We require at least 24 hours cancellation notice prior to your scheduled tour, or we cannot provide a refund. Our tours require at least 3 participants. If your scheduled tour is canceled, we'll notify you at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour.

All of our tours are weather dependent, and may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other unsafe conditions. If your scheduled tour is cancelled due to weather or safety concerns, you'll receive a full refund.

Why Us?

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  • Tyler W.

    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.

    Janell G.

    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 you!

  • Andrea Langeliers

    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!

    Milo 6456

    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.

  • 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


    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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