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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.
- $50 per person.
- No experience necessary.
- No special gear required (We provide life jackets, pants, and jackets).
- Ages 6 and up (Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult).
Our 2-hour tours run Tuesday through Sunday starting at 9 AM, 12 PM, 3 PM, and 6 PM. 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.
What To Bring
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:
- Footwear that can get wet.
- Quick dry clothing (cotton is not recommended).
- Extra layers (a windbreaker or rain jacket/pants).
- Waterproof case for your smartphone and/or camera.
- Gratuity for your guide (optional, but appreciated).
How To Find Us
Our tours launch from our 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 fishermen have priority access.
Once you have arrived, 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.
We require at least 24 hours cancellation notice prior to your scheduled tour, or we cannot provide a refund. 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.
Yes. All guests must sign a liability waiver in order to participate. Parents will need to sign a waiver for any guests that are under 18 years old. We recommend signing the waiver electronically ahead of time.
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.
Our kayak tours run “rain or shine”, so you'll want to be prepared for the conditions on the day of your tour. If your scheduled tour is cancelled due to weather or safety concerns, you'll receive a full refund.
Yes. We have lockers available and someone will either be present at the boathouse or it will be locked during your tour. You are welcome to bring your own padlock if you prefer a bit more security.
Yes. Individuals weighing more than 300 lbs should not participate. This is because our life jackets are only rated to provide buoyancy for persons up to 300 lbs.
The kayaks we use are Ocean Kayak Malibu Two tandems, which have a usable weight limit of 362 lbs per boat. We suggest that anyone over 200 lbs get in touch with us prior to booking. If you and your paddle partner together weigh more than 350 lbs, we may put you in a boat alone.
While we understand that many people enjoy paddling with their furry friends, we do not allow any animals in our kayaks.
In accordance with ADA guidelines, we do allow service dogs that are individually trained to assist a person with a disability in our boathouse.
No. Since there are other people on the tour, we do not allow fishing or crabbing gear on our tours. However, the route that we take isn't the best fishing or crabbing location anyway 😀.
Unfortunately, we do not rent out our kayaks. However, Ossie's Surf Shop in Newport does rent sit-on-top kayaks in the event that you are looking to craft your own adventure.
We abide by all local regulations with regard to social distancing, masks, and other Covid-19 precautions. As things change, we'll change with them. We do recommend that all non-vaccinated individuals wear their masks when appropriate.