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Trip Descriptions

Private Trips will be the priced at the normal rate for groups of 6 or more people.  If group is 3,4,or 5 people the price will be the normal rate plus $10.00/person booking fee.  If group is 1 or 2 people the price will be the normal rate plus $20.00/person booking fee.

Bring your kayak? No problem! 10% off all trips and classes

Big Paddle Day

Come celebrate the river with Ridgefields 6th annual Big Paddle Event on Saturday June 3rd! With tons of fun and educational events all day for every age its a blast for the whole family.

Click Here to learn more or sign up.


Join us for Ridgefields 5th Annual Big Paddle event

Learn to Kayak Tour

An easy going guided tour on the Columbia river. Experience wildlife and scenic environments with a qualified guide.

Cost: $49/person (includes kayak, gear and guide)


Moonlight Paddle

Very popular paddle. Paddle north to the Columbia River. Experience the magic of the setting sun and the rising moon. Pack food for a beach dinner. All levels welcome, beginners will paddle in double kayaks, 3 hour guided paddle, must be 12 years or older. Reservations needed.

Cost: $50/person (includes kayak, gear and guide)

Bachelor Island Tour

Laid back, guided tour through the tributary of Bachelor Island in the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Beginners welcome, 3 - 4 hours of paddling over eight miles of water trails. Protected water, lunch (not provided) on the beach of Bachelor Island, swimming.

Cost: $70/person (includes kayak, gear and guide)


Teen Kayaking Camps

Ages 12-15. This 5 day camp welcomes kids to experience the opportunity to get connected to life on the river.

In this hands on morning camp, we will kayak on Lake River, a protected, fl at water tributary. We will explore the shorelines of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge from single kayaks, double kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Wildlife is abundant in this natural environment surrounded by rich historical and cultural history.

Camp will teach kayak safety, proper gear, clothing, basic paddle strokes, ergonomics, kayak control, maneuverability and rescues. Campers will come away with a great sense of stewardship.

Location: Ridgefield Kayak at McCuddys Marina, 5 Mill St., Ridgefield WA 98642.

For questions or to register call 360-727-4520

Camp Dates: M-F 9am-12pm 7/13-7/17 AND 8/3-8/7

Cost: $200/person (includes kayak, gear and guide)


BirdFest Bluegrass Paddle

Join experienced guides and paddle north on Lake River, 2.5 miles for a natural history tour of the refuge and wildlife along the Lewis and Clark trail. We will lunch on the beach overlooking the Columbia River and linger as we watch for Great Bald Eagles and migrating Sandhill Cranes. Children free when accompanied by an adult in a double kayak. Bring your own lunch, binocs, rain gear always, dry set of clothes for the car. Check-in begins at 10am Paddle begins at 11am Meet at the Ridgefield Marina, 5 Mill Street. Reservations required early at 360-727-4520. Cost: $30/person plus tax. Cash or check only with pre-registration. c/o Ridgefield Kayak, P.O. Box 1325,Ridgefield, WA 98642. This guided paddle is sponsored and discounted. Please note...Refunds and cancellations are not provided for BirdFest Bluegrass Paddle.


Sunset Paddle

***By request only. Call for details***

Come join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month for a relaxing paddle down the reaches of Lake River. Enjoy the calmness of the evening while taking in an amazing display of colors across the summer sky. All levels welcome on this 2 hour, staff supported paddle. Reservations required. Cost: $40/person (includes kayak, gear and guide)


Brunch Paddle

***By request only. Call for details***

Morning paddle to Saint Helens, Oregon for late breakfast. This is one of our more vigorous offerings as we will be crossing the Columbia River. 8 to 10 miles of paddling over 5 -6 hours. Some kayaking experience is recommended. Knowledge of basic skills and wet exit needed.

Cost: $60/person (includes kayak, gear and guide) (brunch not included)

Salmon Creek Evening Paddle

***By request only. Call for details***

We will rendevouz with you at Felida Marina (directions, click here) for a 3 hour paddle from the mouth of Vancouver Lake to Salmon Creek. We'll bring the kayaks and gear. All levels welcome, perfect trip for beginners, wildlife galore.

Cost: $60/person (includes kayak, gear and guide)


Vancouver Lake to Ridgefield Paddle

***By request only. Call for details***

5 hour paddle, tide supported, over 9 miles of water trails through Lake River. We put in at Felida Marina, carpooling is necessary. We'll transport kayaks and gear for a tide supported, one way trip down Lake River. All levels welcome. We recommend double kayaks for first-timers. $60/person (includes kayak, gear and guide)


Lewis River Paddle

***By request only. Call for details***

Paddle the wide and lazy Lewis River. 8 - 10 mile paddle over 5 hours. Put in at Paradise Point on the Lewis River (directions, click here). Carpooling necessary. We'll transport kayaks and gear. Tide supported on the Lewis River. All levels welcome. We recommend double kayaks for first-timers. This is an exceptionally gorgeous paddle.

Cost: $60/person (includes kayak, gear and guide)

Great Blue Heron Spring Paddle

***By request only. Call for details***

Celebrate the existence of this graceful bird. Guided 4 hour paddle.


Heron

Bald Eagle Paddle

***By request only. Call for details***

Guided 3-4 hour paddle.


Bald Eagle

Your Imagination Paddle

***By request only. Call for details***

Make up where you want to go and who you want to go with. We can trailer up to 10 kayaks. Guided or non-guided. Please contact us to talk about putting a custom trip together.


Conservation Paddle

***By request only. Call for details***

Enjoy an interpretive paddle with our knowledgeable guides. Learn about the flora and fauna of this diverse area. Expand your knowledge of the cultural, historical, and anthropological background of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

For a checklist of what we provide, click here (pdf).
For a checklist for what we recommend that you bring, click here (pdf).
Ridgefield Kayak Waiver (pdf)
For people with their own kayaks, you will need a reservation,
need to check in, and sign our waiver. Trip fees will apply.

Gratuity encouraged and appreciated by the guides.