Kayaking Brookings Chetco River - Ashland

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 1 Hr 45 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    16364 Lower Harbor Rd, Harbor, OR 97415, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The Wild and Scenic Chetco river estuary in Brookings offers a variety of experiences ranging from frequent Pelican and Kingfisher sitings to neat coves, sloughs and some of the cleanest water on the coast. The boat basin offers a very easy calm water introduction where you can view the many different commercial fishing boats, Coast Guard vessels and pleasure craft moored up to the docks. Total freshwater paddling distance is about 2.5 miles for the 1.5 to 2 hour tour.


  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Popular choice with kids

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Port of Brookings Harbor, Brookings, Oregon

Great freshwater paddling up the Chetco river and back to our dock in the harbor.

Duration: 2 hours


Local guide

Pictures of the tour via email

Great low impact exercise




Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Bring clothing that can get wet like bathing suits (no jeans) or water pants

Hats and/or beanies and sunglasses are nice to have

Wind breakers and/or fleece tops are a good choice

Not recommended for participants with serious back problems

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

We require masks until we get on the water. Thanks for bringing your mask.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Jul-2022

    Fantastic morning kayaking with my wife!!! Our guide, Katie, was knowledgable and fun. We felt so amazed to be so close to harbor seals, star fish, osprey and much more. I appreciated the wetsuit and boots. The kayaks were easy to use and very stable. I even had the joy or riding a wave.

  • 09-Jul-2022

    Katie our guide was VERY knowledgable about the animals, birds and the River. She was also very patient with us novice Kayakers. Definitely worth it!

  • 03-Jun-2022

    We saw eagles, harbor seals, and an osprey’s nest. Our guide was very knowledgeable and patient. Don’t hesitate, just do it!

  • 25-Aug-2021

    Had a great time in kayaking the Chetco River with a very knowledgeable and fun guide. We are in our 60's and 70's and more or less beginner kayakers. We absolutely loved our guide who was very knowledgeable about the Chetco River history as well as helping my husband adjust the kayak for his back issues. While the day was windy it was not an issue for us in our double kayak. Enjoyed the wildlife along the way...deer, heron...as well as the harbor seal who followed us the entire trip. Highly recommend this tour and would do it again!

  • 09-Jun-2021

    Nicholas did a great job! He was very informative and made sure we had a good fit on our PDFs. I plan to join South Coast Tours again next year for an all day coastal adventure

  • 27-May-2021

    Calm, relaxing kayak up Chetco River. Sight many birds, sealions and fish jumping out of water. Guide really cool guy. Mellow, patient and easy to talk too. Helped me to feel comfortable - no rush and did not mind when I accidently bumped his kayak at times. Very knowledgeable of the local area, animals, fauna, river conditions and whiskey bars. Highly recommend for beginners. Also, my doggie joined me. She was nervous but did not jump out of kayak - tx god!!!!

  • 16-Jul-2020

    Nicholas was very knowledgeable about the fauna and flora of the region. He made us feel safe and we had a beautiful kayak outing. We saw many cute harbor seals, along with snowy egrets, cormorants, seagulls, minnows, ducks and a great blue heron. The 12 foot kayaks were nice with a rudder to steer by using your feet. I highly recommend this trip, but keep in mind it is only 2 hours.

  • 04-Jul-2020

    It was so awesome! The guide was very nice and super helpful, it was our first time kayaking and he was super patient. The river is beautiful and it was so relaxing. Totally worth it id you’ve been thinking about going

  • 27-May-2020

    This company was great. They took out info online and kept a good social distance. The equipment had been sanitized and ready for us when we arrived after a brief Instruction we were on the water. The equipment was clean and did not smell Moldy. The kayaks were newer and had many seat and leg adjustments for all different body types. The river was calm and there are places to easily get out the kayaks and take a dip along the river. It was a perfect two hours.

  • 04-Oct-2019

    Beautiful trip. 12 of us took 3-4 hours with ages ranging from 5-63. A few of the younger ones that had their own kyak gave out and had to be "towed" but we had a great time overall.

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