Port Orford Ocean Kayaking - Ashland

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 15 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    Meet at 7:30am at the office at the port. The tours depart around 8:00am
  • Departure Details :
    South Coast Tours, 300 Dock Rd, Port Orford, OR 97465, USA
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Kayak in the lee of a large and beautiful headland protected by Oregon State Parks full of secret coves. View a US Coast Guard cultural site, kelp beds, Aquarium Arch paddle through, sea bird colonies, summer resident whales and other marine mammals, the working fishing port of Port Orford, access to and views of Redfish Rocks Marine Research Reserve and Humbug Mountatin to the south.


  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small-group tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Family friendly

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We meet at the SCT dock office where we have our safety talk and get equipped with wetsuits, booties and personal flotation devices. You get comfortable with your kayak in the calm waters behind the break wall before making the paddle out to Orford Heads. On our way out you can view many different birds, sea lions, whales and harbor seals. This heavily protected head land offers calm waters when it's blowing strong over the rest of the coast. We paddle through kelp forests, offshore rocks and coves until we get to the relics of a US Coast Guard Launch area in the amazing Nellies Cove. There are usually Brown Pelicans, Pigeon Guillemots, Osprey, Cormorants and Common Murres as well as lots of Harbor Seals! Sometimes the seals get close enough to get some good pictures. Often times paddlers experience seeing the migrating or summer resident Gray Whales. Harbor Porpoise are also sometimes seen on this paddle. Round trip usually takes around 2 to 2.5 hours and the paddling difficulty is easy to medium level. Total distance is about 3.65 miles for this tour.


Local guide

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Great low impact exercise

Entry/Admission - Port Orford Heads State Park




Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Bring clothing that can go under a wetsuit like bathing suits (no jeans) or water pants

Bring a jacket to go over the farmer john wetsuits (there are no sleeves on suits)

Hats and/or beanies and sunglasses are nice to have

Not recommended for participants with serious back problems

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