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Oregon and Washington Whitewater Kayaking Courses and Lessons

The Wet Planet Whitewater Kayak School: Just Outside of Portland, Oregon

Surrounded by whitewater rivers rated class I - class V, Wet Planet is located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, just over an hour from Portland, Oregon.  Based on the White Salmon River, a Northwest classic, we offer the essential kayak instruction needed to learn how to kayak and improve your existing whitewater kayaking skills.

Wet Planet is one of Washington and Oregon's premiere kayaking schools.

We combine world class kayaking instructors with low student to instructor ratios, comfortable riverside facilities (including dedicated rolling pool and classroom space), an incredible variety of rivers, and well developed curriculum to provide industry leading whitewater kayak instruction for all levels. Wet Planet is your destination for whitewater kayak lessons in Washington and Oregon.

Essential Kayak Courses and Clinics for Beginners and Advanced Students

Are you new to whitewater kayaking and looking for a beginner kayak course? Looking for kayak lessons new Portland, Oregon? Interesed in learning Washington kayak lessons?

Our 2 and 3 day beginner kayak lessons are taught by industry experts and teaching professionals. Using different learning methods and a years of teaching experience, our instructors help more students become kayakers.

Interested in improving your skills with private kayak instruction?

With a personal instructor, the day is all about you. A private kayak instruction session allows instructors to hone in on your specific needs, helping you rapidly evolve your skill level. Both beginners and advanced whitewater kayakers benefit from the expertise of our experienced teaching staff.

Are you looking to practice your roll with a pool session?

Shaded under a canopy of trees and sitting next to a small creek, our private pool makes for a comfortable and convenient learning environment. Learn to roll or brush up on your foundation skill set.

Why Learn to Kayak at Wet Planet?

Our instructors will work with you to improve your paddling skills. At Wet Planet, we recognize that not all of our students learn the same way and at the same pace. For that reason, our world-class instructors utilize a variety of different techniques to insure the greatest opportunity for success. Creativity meets experience.

Our low student to instructor ratio (no more than 4:1) on all of our Oregon and Washington kayaking lessons will provide you individualized instruction, whether in a group or private lesson. Check out our Kayak Instructor Staff bios for a better idea of our experience and passion for the sport.

The goal for all of our kayak instruction is to teach paddlers to kayak safely with good judgment, while having a great time out on the river. During all courses at the Wet Planet kayaking school, we focus on river reading, self-rescue, and safe paddling techniques, in addition to technical paddling skills.

Check out the different classes, or call our office daily to discuss which course fits your needs best. Reservations can be made on-line or by phone.

Join the Wet Planet Family of kayaking enthusiasts and see the world through the eyes of your boat.



Essential Kayak Classes

 Course TitleLengthCost
 Beginner Kayak Instruction3 Days$315 (lunches & all equipment provided)
 Rapid Progression Beginner Kayak Course2 Days$250 (lunches & all equipment provided)
 Private or Custom Kayak Instruction1 Day$185 (lunch & all equipment provided)
 Intermediate Whitewater Kayak Instruction1 Day$145 (Lunch & all equipment provided) 1/2day: $105
 Pool Sessions2 Hours$45
 Sit-On-Top Kayaking Trips1 Day$105 (lunch and all equipment provided)

Skill Clinics For Paddlers

 Course TitleDatesCost
 ACA Kayak Instructor Course2014: May 12-16$500
 Boofing Clinic2014: June 8, July 13, August 17$95
 Women’s Paddle Kayaking Series2014: May 18, June 7, July 13, August 16, September 7$75
 One-Day River Rescue for Paddlers2014: April 5, May 3$85
 Pacific Northwest One-Day Creeking Clinic2014: April 6, May 4$95

Overnight Trips

 Course TitleLengthSeason
 Rogue River Multi-Day Kayak Course6 DaysJune - August
 Peru Kayak Expedition12 days (includes arrival day)October
 Salmon River Idaho Multi-Day Kayak Course5 DaysAugust

Youth Programs

 Course TitleLengthCost
 Outdoor Programs & Adventure CampsCustomBased on Custom Program
 Kids’ Summer Kayak Camp2014: August 4 - 7$340
 Kids’ Kayak Progression - Monthly Series2hrs / Day Long$40 / $85