Columbia River Kayaking

Exploring the Lower Columbia River and Beyond

Two wildlife refuges.


     Right in our own back yard.


Our tours and lessons are available for beginner through advanced
levels. We know the places – serene sloughs, swimming holes, places to watch the salmon returning to the streams in which they were hatched, gently swirling eddies to learn in, and scenic wide open channels.

About Us

Meet CRK

Since 2007:

√ Providing place-based educational experiences and safe, enjoyable outdoor and paddlesports opportunities.

√ Fostering skill-development and adventure.

√ While looking after of our people and our environment.

Kayaking the Lower Gorge 



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Job Opportunities at Columbia River Kayaking

Job Opportunities at Columbia River Kayaking

Guides/Assistant Guides We are looking to train and hire guides to work from May through October in 2023 and future seasons. Guides that have met our minimum standard for lead guiding can expect to lead our half, full, and multi-day trips. We provide training to help...

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Where is Skamokawa and Why is it a Haven for Kayaking?

Where is Skamokawa and Why is it a Haven for Kayaking?

Co-written by Amber Siefer and Andrew Emlen. Columbia River Kayaking was founded in 2007 to provide educational tours of the Columbia River estuary where the river, which begins its journey in Canada more than 1,200 miles away, empties into the northern Pacific Ocean....

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CRK Covid-19 Guidelines

 1. Columbia River Kayaking (CRK) will utilize on-line or phone reservation systems to pre-pay and limit interactions as much as possible. Participants will sign, scan and send in waivers electronically before arrival whenever feasible. If they have not done so, paper...

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