Explore Hood River on a kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding adventure! We offer rentals and tours in the heart of the Columbia Gorge, launching from the Hook, just West of the Hood River waterfront park. There’s always more to explore with Wells Island, a local waterfall, and views of Mt Hood and Mt Adams just a short paddle away. Experience the area on your own with hourly and daily rentals or with a scenic guided tour where you can see and learn about the local flora and fauna, including many indigenous birds!
When visiting Hood River, what better way to explore than on the water? We offer hourly or daily rentals. Choose from either stand-up paddleboards or kayaks. From beginner to advanced, we have something for everyone!View Rental Equipment
Looking to get away and see the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Northwest? Join a guided tour and learn about the local animal life, be entertained by our very accommodating tour guides, and enjoy some gorgeous scenery.Information on Tours
Are you a complete beginner out on the water? No need to worry! You will go home confident and excited about your newly learned skills! Our patient and experienced guides will help you every step of the way!More About Lessons
Hours of Operation
Last rental goes out at 6 PM and needs to be returned at 7 PM. ALL HOURS ARE WEATHER DEPENDENT.
- Open every day 11am-7pm. Last rental goes out at 6pm.
Came here for a kayak rental and the service was very good. The process was simple and straight forward. Friendly help and provided a full run down of the landscape. He gave us great pointers of where to go after for lunch and waterfalls to see. I'd certainly recommend!Ron R.
First of all- I'd definitely recommend renting here!Lisa N.
My husband and I were looking for a water activity along The Hood River town area water way and until we walked up to the water path, we didn't know if it was possible to rent anything. We happened upon WhatSUP and from the moment we inquired about what to do from the moment we took out of the river, Justin was spot on. He recommended great spots to paddle to, one of which led us right to a pair of bald eagles. I believe he is a small company, so he really had time to talk to us and provide suggestions. I'm not sure if you would receive the same service from the larger outfitters.
We are a family of seven who rented kayaks through WhatSUP Kayaking. The guy who rented them to us was so nice and patient with us. He gave a us great suggestions of where we could go out on the water. Our kids (ages 20 - 10) loved it......beautiful scenery and a fun family activity for a variety of ages. We rented single and double kayaks. We would definitely recommend this for anyone looking to get out on the river.Melissa C.