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Paddling Trips in the Pacific Northwest

Looking for kayaking trips or paddling trips in the Pacific Northwest? Crossing British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho, here's 15 outfitted paddling trips to choose from if you are searching for a paddling trip in the region of Cascadia!

1. The Klondiker: Paddling the Big Salmon River

by Ruby Range Adventure Ltd.

What is it?

The Big Salmon is reachable by gravel road, which avoids an expensive charter flight, but it’s also remote, seeing only a handful of paddlers each year. It’s winding, narrow, and offers a some exciting wave trains and eddies to play on, but the difficulties can be avoided and are suitable for beginners. 

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2. Desolation Sound Kayaking Expedition, BC

by Wildcoast Adventures

What is it?

Dramatic fjords and steep evergreen forests await adventurous sea kayakers paddling through Desolation Sound. With over 60 km (37 miles) of remote coastline to discover, the power and beauty of the wilderness provides many magical moments. Wildlife including bald eagles, whales, dolphins, sea lions, porpoises, seals and black bears all inhabit this region. 

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3. Eagles and Orcas Day Tour

by Outdoor Odysseys Sea Kayaking

What is it?

This Full Day "eagles and Orcas" Tour paddles in prime whale and wildlife habitat in Haro Straight and includes Lunch. Over the years, they have provided sea kayaking guests with literally thousands of sightings of these majestic mammals along the west side of San Juan Island.

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What is it?

The Luxury Lodge to Lodge tour combines the adventure of an expedition style kayaking trip with the comfort of lodge accommodation. Paddle form one luxury base camp to another! Enjoy expansive mountain views as you explore this island paradise. Spend the day paddling around these small islands passing by multicoloured sea stars, harbour seals with their pups and keep a look out for a pod of transient Orca whales.

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5. San Juan Islands 4 Day Kayak & Bike Inn to Inn

by Crystal Seas Kayaking

What is it?

Sea kayak one day among small remote islands in search of sea birds, seals, porpoise, river otters and orcas...then cycle the next day along unpopulated roads past rolling pastures dotted with sheep and along awe-inspiring cliffs.

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10 More Trips in the Pacific Northwest

Great Bear Rainforest - Spirit of the West Adventures

General Accommodations - Paddler's Inn

Deception Pass & the Salish Sea - The Power of Water

8 Day Brooks Peninsula Expedition - West Coast Expeditions

Orca Lite - Spirit of the West Adventures

Orca Camp - Kayak in Killer Whale Territory - Wildcoast Adventures

Day Tours from Anacortes - Anacortes Kayak Tours

Kayaking With Orca Whales - BCYukon Adventures

Canoeing Yukon's Big Salmon River - Nature Tours of Yukon

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