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Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe

805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6, Bend, OR 97702-1118
+1 541-317-9407
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Worries melted away.

I am 71 years old and new to kayaking plus I have had a replacement shoulder. The guide I had was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Deborah G
Fun first paddle board trip

The Deschutes river was a great place for first time paddle boarders like us. Tumalo company is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Jose, California
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Excitement. Adventure. Community.That's what we're all about here at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe. We're your locally owned and operated paddling shop creating life-long paddlers for over a decade. Visit us at our retail store and learning center, located right on the banks of the Deschutes River, just downstream from the Old Mill District. Sign up for classes, take a full-day river tour, or browse the largest selection of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, canoes and rafting gear in Central Oregon.Our staff has over a hundred years of combined experience exploring remote coastlines, leading sea kayaking tours from Mexico to Alaska, and navigating some of the world’s most challenging whitewater. And while we love to share our stories, we’re most interested in hearing yours: Let’s get you out on the water with the knowledge, skills and gear you need to enjoy a safe and comfortable afternoon paddle or a full-on sea expedition. And then make sure to come back and tells us all about it.We’re open 24/7 at our new online store. We’re always happy to price match and we want to make it as easy as we can to help you support local business.
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“basic skills” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6, Bend, OR 97702-1118
+1 541-317-9407
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I am 71 years old and new to kayaking plus I have had a replacement shoulder. The guide I had was great and so patient and made the experience fun. I am so proud of myself for getting out there and doing this. Now I...More

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Deschutes river was a great place for first time paddle boarders like us. Tumalo company is located perfectly for a trip up and down the river. You enter the river above some small rapids (not suitable for paddle board) and you make it up...More

Thank TravellingHillers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't kayaked in years and really needed to update my skills. I was very nervous though to be in the class. Bob was a great teacher and I was immediately at ease. I'd worried that my muscles would tire quickly but we stopped often...More

Thank GracieGv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, great products and very helpful staff. We rented 2 canoes and Tumalo Creek Kayak provided a shuttle. As we finished a bit early, they did not have any problem to get us back sooner than after standard 3 hours. Much better than to...More

Thank Kaca O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rented tubes to ride the Deschutes. Place was efficient - staff civil but disinterested. Tubes were $15 for two hours which was a bit steep. Overall good experience and I would recommend this company and riding the river.

Thank Ben-Josee
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We (2 families) rolled in to the shop in Sunriver, rented 2 SUPs, 2 Kayaks, & 1 canoe and paid for their shuttle to La Pine State Park. They had great equipment and the staff were helpful, friendly, & accommodating. I'd recommend them to anybody.

Thank DHUtah
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We just moved to Bend and are trying to get to know as much as we can about the area and activities available. We signed up for the 1/2 day Deschutes River Kayak Tour on Monday for the Tuesday tour. Wasn't expecting to be able...More

Thank Greg E
Reviewed 9 August 2017

When I decided to explore SUP as alternative to my canoe or kayak, Tumalo Creek was the only outlet that seemed to have what I was looking for. A half a day on the water with a great instructor was the perfect introduction I needed.

Thank U6188HIkimberlyk
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Convenient and affordable. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe is located right on the river. Makes renting kayaks, SUPs, and inner tubes easy! Rented an inner tube for $15 for 2 hours which is the perfect time for one trip. Tumalo is located right above the...More

Thank krawner
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Learning to kayak from friends and experiencing white water, ocean and lake trips, I decided to take a formal course. And it was a good investment. Brandon, my instructor, with intelligent explanations and patience stayed present with a woman who had only paddled informally. We...More

Thank pmeals2731
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