Port Orford Ocean Kayaking - Ashland

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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 curious Harbor Seals! Sometimes the seals get close enough to get some good pictures and swim under our kayaks. Often times paddlers can get close experiences with 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.

Inclusions for Port Orford Ocean Kayaking

  • Local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Pictures of the tour via email
  • Great low impact exercise

Exclusions for Port Orford Ocean Kayaking

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • 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

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

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