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  • Código da excursão: 9231FULL
  • Local: Bend, Oregon
  • Duração: 4 or 7 hours (aproximadamente)
  • Detalhes
Looking for a peaceful way to experience the beauty of the outdoors near Bend? This family-friendly kayaking tour on the Upper Deschutes River takes you along a serene portion of this Columbia River tributary. See the snowcapped peaks of the Cascade Mountains, and look for wildlife like elk, otters and bald eagles as you paddle. Select either a half-day or full-day tour with a professional kayak guide — no experience necessary.
When booking, choose either a half- or full-day kayak tour, depending on your desired schedule. The full-day tour extends your mileage and includes lunch, allowing for more time on the river. While slow-moving currents help your kayak along, there are no sections of white water that require technical paddling skills. Expect to see a variety of native wildlife including deer, elk, beavers, otters, bald eagles, red-tailed hawks and great blue herons.

Half-day tour (4 hours)
Meet your guide at the tour office in Bend, and depart with your group to Deschutes National Forest, just a 20-minute drive from town. After a safety briefing and paddling instruction, launch your kayak into the heart of the forest to begin your exploration of a pristine and undeveloped section of the Upper Deschutes River.

Paddle upstream to Benham Falls, one of the river’s three major waterfalls, a descending series of rapids surrounded by long-needle pines. You can also explore lagoons and side channels that are an inviting shade of aqua, and see interesting lava-flow formations that surged down from Paulina Peak when the volcano erupted, creating Newberry Crater National Monument.

Your half-day kayak trip ends with an easy float and paddle back to the launching spot before return transport to Bend.

Full-day tour with lunch (7 hours)
Meet your guide at the tour office in Bend and depart by minivan with your group to the starting point on the river. The locations vary by tour date but generally include one of two spots south of Bend (see descriptions below). The full-day tour includes a freshly prepared lunch by local favorite Nancy P's Cafe & Bakery, and ends with a paddle back to the launching spot before return transport to Bend.

Wickiup Reservoir to Wyeth Campground:
Launch your kayak just below Wickiup Reservoir and continue for 9 miles (14.5 km) down the Upper Deschutes to Wyeth Campground. This section of the river is characterized by moving flat-water. There are a few summer homes along the first few miles of this stretch, but eventually the river winds through the forest with trees on all sides.

Lapine State Park to Big River Campground:
Put in your kayak at Lapine State Park and continue for 10 miles (16 km) down the Upper Deschutes to Big River Campground. This section includes meandering side channels to explore. See summer homes interspersed with stunning scenery and spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains.

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Datas de partida
Ponto de partida:
Kayak tour office in Bend
Duração:
4 or 7 hours
Detalhes sobre retorno:
Returns to original departure point

Informações sobre preços

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Half-Day Tour
Código: 1000H

Half-day tour departs at 10am; duration is 4 hours

A partir de
USD 75,00
Detalhes de preços
9am Full-Day Tour
Código: 0900F

Full-day tour departs at 9am; duration is 7 hours

A partir de
USD 105,00
Detalhes de preços
10am Full-Day Tour
Código: 1000F

Full-day tour departs at 10am; duration is 7 hours

A partir de
USD 105,00
Detalhes de preços

Informações adicionais

Deschutes River Kayaking Tour from Bend

Deschutes River Kayaking Tour from Bend

Inclusões:
  • Professional guide
  • Use of kayak and paddle
  • Lunch (full-day option only)
Exclusões:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Informações adicionais:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you bring/wear sneakers or river shoes, sunglasses with a strap, sunscreen, hat, swimsuit, towel and change of dry clothes
Itinerário:
Half-day tour (4 hours)

Your trip begins at the Bend tour office, where you'll meet your expert kayak guide and board the shuttle for a 20-minute ride to the launch site in Deschutes National Forest. There your group will get a brief lesson in safety and paddling before launching your kayaks into the sparkling and untouched upper Deschutes River. 

Paddle upstream to the first viewpoint – Benham Falls, one of the river’s three major waterfalls. Continue through sleepy lagoons and side channels, marvel at the mountainous backdrop, and explore ancient lava-flow formations surrounding Paulina Peak, Newberry Crater's highest point. Then leisurely float and paddle back to your shuttle for the return trip to Bend.

Full-day tour with lunch (7 hours)

Meet your expert guide at the Bend tour office and board the shuttle for a 20-minute ride to the launch site in Deschutes National Forest. Tours vary by date, but generally include one of two locations (see descriptions below). Your full-day paddle includes a freshly prepared lunch from Nancy P's Cafe & Bakery, and ends with a leisurely float and paddle back to the shuttle for the return trip to Bend.

Wickiup Reservoir to Wyeth Campground:
This 9-mile (14.5-km) trip begins in the Wickiup Reservoir of the upper Deschutes and heads downstream to Wyeth Campground. Along the way, breathe in refreshing breeze as you pass through the dense pine woods and peer at the vacation homes nestled into the landscape.

Lapine State Park to Big River Campground:
Begin this 10-mile (16-km) float from Lapine State Park. Wind through side channels, admiring forested riverbanks, discrete vacation homes and stunning views of the Cascade Mountains en route to Big River Campground.
Informações sobre o voucher
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Informações sobre o operador local:
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Política de cancelamento

Se cancelar no mínimo 7 dia(s) antes da partida agendada, não haverá taxa de cancelamento.
Se cancelar entre 3 e 6 dia(s) antes da partida agendada, haverá uma taxa de cancelamento de 50 por cento.
Se cancelar no prazo de 2 dia(s) antes da partida agendada, haverá uma taxa de cancelamento de 100 por cento.
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