Are you looking for ways to get on the water this fast approaching paddle season? Here are some options for on-water activities led by our trusted dealers right here in the Pacific Northwest. If you live near one of the dealers listed, stop in and check them out. Or, if you're planning a vacation to a Pacific Northwest city near a waterway, useEddyline’s “Find A Dealer” tool to find rentals, retail shops, tours, classes and more.
Pacifica Paddle Sports - 789 Saunders Lane, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1C5- 250.665.7411
Services:Retail |Rentals |Tours |Lessons
Located on the beautiful Brentwood Bay in British Columbia, Pacifica Paddle Sports is open year round. They offer a Brentwood Bay Tour,Swartz Bay Tour and Scenic Gulf Islands Tour as well as instructional classes and private lessons in Kayaking, Canoeing, SUP and SUP Fitness. Check out their ongoing events like Friday Night Social, Mental Health Mondays and Salish Sea Rangers for more fun activities. For a taste of paddling with Pacifica Paddle Sports, check out this slideshow. To learn best practices for paddling year round in cold weather, check out their tutorial,Seasonal Paddling.
Oregon Paddle Sports - 520 Commercial St, Eugene, OR 97402 -541.505.9020
Although Oregon Paddle Sports doesn’t offer classes and tours at this time, theirresources tool for planning trips in the Willamette Valley and throughout Oregon is helpful. It listspaddle clubs to link up with and helpfultrip planning resources and links. Staff is as friendly and helpful as they come.
Portland Kayak Company -6600 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239 -503-459-4050
Since 1991, Portland Kayaking Company has been offering all things kayaking including unforgettabletrips to Baja California and tours ofRoss Island, in Portland. Located just steps from the Willamette River, Portland Kayaking seamlessly gets you on the water for demos, rentals and tours.
Olympic Outdoor Center -32379 Rainier Ave, Port Gamble, WA 98364 - (360) 297-4659
Services:Retail| Rentals | Classes |Tours
With over 30 years of kayaking service under their belt and guides with even more experience, Olympic Outdoor Center has a lot to offer paddlers traveling through. Unique and bucket list tours like a night paddle to seebioluminescence at Port Gamble, WA and a3-part kayaking skills progressionwhich includes sea kayaking basics, training on how to recover from a capsize and touring essentials.
Just Liquid Sports - 1817 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook, BC V1C 3S9, Canada - 250.489.2837
Services: Retail |Rentals |Classes
Check out Just Liquid’sCommunity Paddle Nights throughout the summer at various lakes around Cranbrook, British Columbia. They’ll explore places like Stoney to Moyie and Bummers Flats to Monroe and offer tips and gentle instruction to novice recreational paddlers. Look out for their tours on the Kootenay River as well.
Keep an eye out for future blogs about dealer’s in other parts of the country that offer similar services! As always, you canuseEddyline’s “Find A Dealer” tool to find the full list of authorized dealers in your area. If you’re unsure about what services they might offer, give them a call and ask!