Kayak Tillamook County is a kayaking guide service that provides year-round flat-water tours on lakes, bays, rivers and sloughs throughout the North Oregon Coast.
My wife and I were unlucky to do our kayak tour in 40-degree (F) weather and rain, but we still enjoyed it a lot. Joshua was a cool guide and told us a lot about the natural history and human history of the Hoquarton Slough. We saw at least two harbor seals "fishing" in the slough and numerous birds, including egrets and herons. It's a very easy paddle. The trip was advertised as going through an old-growth forest, but that's not fully accurate, since the banks of the slough were once pretty heavily developed. But there are many tall Sitka spruces and we recommend doing a kayak here if you don't want anything too challenging but want to experience a different side of Tillamook.
North Fork of Nehalem River - great trip!
We were fortunate to book on a beautiful, sunny day in November. The North Fork of the Nehalem was a relaxing, fun trip with several side sloughs that you can't navigate with a larger boat. In spite of going right through town, parts felt very isolated,N and the whole trip was so peaceful. Highlights were all of the beautiful wildlife including an owl nest pointed out by our fantastic guide Kim! This was a great way to spend time together and learn a little bit about the nature around us.
Our tour explored Nestucca Bay. We saw seals on the beach, an eagle, herons and crabs. Our tour guide Josh and his intrepid travel partner Jetty gave a great tour. The day was calm. The tour was scheduled so that we went out with the current and back in with the tide. There was no wind to speak of and it was an easy relaxing paddle.
Relaxing & Enjoyable Kayaking Trip
We had a great time kayaking the Little Nestucka River with Kayak Tillamook County. We saw eagles, cormorants, egrets and seals. Very enjoyable.
Great way to see sights on the Oregon Coast!
I think we’ve reviewed this outfit here before, but glad to share again…we think this was about our 7th trip with KT, this time a gentle, serene trip on Netarts Bay. Josh was our guide, and the person who has most often been our guide. Not only is he helpful, looking out for our safety, and planning the trip to take advantage of the tides (and not be taken advantage by the tides!!), he shares many bits of wisdom and knowledge about kayaking and about whatever location he takes us to. Back home in Portland, we’re self-sufficient on trips, but at the coast, there are so many things to learn and to be wary of that we count on Kayak Tillamook County. They are well worth the expense!