Columbia River Kayaking

Exploring the Lower Columbia River and Beyond

CRK New Owners and Offerings in 2025


Last November, we shared our plans to retire as owners and guides of Columbia River Kayaking, and our intention to close and liquidate the company following the completion of Road Scholar Programs in 2024. We are thrilled to announce that CRK will stay open and continue to grow under new leadership in 2025 at the Skamokawa Resort (pictured above). Read the full annoucement HERE.

What’s to Come

This coming season we will begin the process of transferring ownership of the company to Shannon and Lance Britt, owners of the Skamokawa Resort, who will take over full-time on January 1, 2025. The Britts are long-time business partners of CRK, providing lodging for Road Scholar Programs. Read more about how the Britts remodeled the former Skamokawa Town Center to turn it into a thriving family-owned business and their plans to step in as CRK’s new owners.

The Britts will begin offering a select number of CRK public tour options in 2024, as part of their transition to full-time ownership. The 2024 public tours will be bookable in March on the CRK website. Stay tuned!

And you can still sign-up for 2024 Road Scholar programs, but do it fast because these are filling up!

We couldn’t be happier that CRK will continue to operate under the leadership of our trusted business partners to serve you, our dear customers, friends and fellow paddle enthusiasts – novices and experts alike – who share our love of nature exploration, learning and play in the unique coastal estuary and winding waterways of the lower Columbia River.

Happy New Year!



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