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Whitewater Paddling

Our rivers in the Pacific Northwest offer some of the best settings for whitewater paddling in the country. Whether you're looking for private kayaking instruction, group whitewater tours, or multi-day kayak expeditions, we have something for every skill level from the practice pool to the big drops. View all of our kayak lessons and pricvate tour options below and get ready for your Next Adventure.



Start Your Adventure! Beginner Whitewater 2.5 Day Course
Your Next Adventure! Intermediate Whitewater 2.5 Day Course
Quick Start Whitewater Kayaking: Strokes and Skills
Quick Start Whitewater Kayaking: Safety and Skills
Basic Creeking Skills
Intermediate Creeking Course
Advanced Creeking Skills
Waterfall Skills Class
Combat Rolling 1.5 Day Class
Play the River: Stern Squirting for Success

Evening Pool Sessions

Foundations of Rolling
Rolling Improvement



Costa Rica Kayaking Trip


Private Lessons


- 1 Student: $45 per hour, 3 hour minimum
- 2 Students: $40 per hour per student, 3 hour minimum
- 3 Students: $35 per hour per student, 3 hour minimum

*For private classes of 4 or more students, please contact our kayak school manager directly for special rates at kayakschool@nextadventure.net

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.