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Flatwater Kayaking

From secluded alpine lakes to rivers and marshes dotting the coastline, your next paddling adventure awaits. Next Adventure has something for everyone whether it's an afternoon tour around Ross Island or a day-long paddle down the Columbia River to Rooster Rock. The majority of our classes are focused around the Portland area and provide an easy, accessible way to get on the water for beginners and experts alike. Discover the beauty of the Pacific Northwest through a perspective unlike any other: from a kayak.



Start Your Adventure! Kayak Touring 2.5 Day Course
Your Next Adventure! Intermediate Kayak Touring 2.5 Day Class
Quick Start Kayak Touring: Safety & Rescues
Scapoose Bay Sunday School

Evening Pool Sessions

Rolling 1: Foundations of Rolling
Rolling 2: Rolling Improvement


Ross Island Guided Tour
Sauvie Island: Cunningham Slough Wildlife Tour
Scappoose Bay Wetlands Guided Tour
Scappoose Bay Nocturnal Guided Tour
Migratory Bird Tour (Spring & Fall)
Warrior Rock Lighthouse Guided Tour
Smith and Bybee Lakes Guided Tour
Beacon Rock and Pierce Wildlife Guided Tour
Rooster Rock Guided Tour
Scappoose Bay T.G.I.F.  Friday - Happy Hour Guided Tour
Scappoose Bay Canoe Tour


Bachelor Island Overnight Expedition

Private Lessons

Private lessons and custom tours are available upon request. For all types of paddling, private instruction is the fastest and most fun way to learn new kayaking skills. We utilize a myriad of resources in and around Portland to give you the best possible learning environment, while deeply focusing on the particular goals of our students. We are experts at creating individualized lessons that cater to your needs and desires.

Learn more about private and custom classes, tours, and expeditions.

Contact us to learn more or to schedule your own super-fun private lesson: kayakschool@nextadventure.net or (503) 233-0706 then select option 2 for the Paddle Sports Center.