Joseph Oregon Paddle (JO Paddle)

Your Glacier Clear Adventure awaits you.

Joseph Oregon Paddle (JO Paddle) specializes in providing a one-of-a-kind recreational experience where guests have the opportunity to explore the breathtaking Wallowa Lake above AND below the surface in a glass bottom kayak. It’s a fun peaceful activity that’s great for everyone.

JO Paddle offers 1, 2 and 3 hour rental options delivered twice a day to the north end of Wallowa Lake. With a choice of a Glass Bottom Kayak that fits up to two guest (up to 425 lbs) or a Glass bottom Stand-up Paddle (SUP) Board. They also rent out recreational kayaks for fishing or for a beach day.

When you book with Joseph Oregon Paddle, they meet you at the north end of Wallowa Lake and give you a quick safety brief of the lake and some cool places to check out.

They provide all guests with individual PFD and Drybags for your belongings or waterproof phone case, and they always offer water and sunscreen if needed at no charge.

JO Paddle’s priority as a family run business is to make sure all guests are safe and have everything they need to have an amazing adventure on Wallowa Lake.

In addition to our day rentals, JO Paddle also offer a one-of-a-kind Glass Bottom Kayak LED Guided night tour.

  • Tour last about 1.5 to 2 hours and starts right before dusk
  • Each Glass Bottom Kayak fits two guests up to 425 lbs, custom Kayak seats have been added for comfort
  • You can book your tour online or you can swing by their storefront located at 9A South Main Street in Joseph Oregon
  • You can contact them by phone with any questions
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 5.0/5 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating based on 32 reviews


  • TripAdvisor Rating
    September 9, 2023

    "Clearly" the best kayaking

    I rented a CLEAR kayak from Joseph Oregon Paddle, also known as JO Paddle. Yes, you could see right thru to all the beauty in the lake besides the gorgeous scenery surrounding you on the water! Josh and Hannah were very friendly and helpful and it is clear they take pride in the equipment and services they provide. They brought all equipment to the lake, gave safety instructions as well as suggestions of places to see around the lake, and then loaded it back up at the end. They are also a wealth of local things to do and places to go. I took their suggestion and did a short hike after my three hour solo paddle to see the river that feeds the lake as it flows and tumbles down a narrow canyon. Beautiful! They have other watercraft available in addition to the clear kayaks and also offer guided tours of the lake. They are a great asset to the community!

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    August 21, 2023
    Malia M

    Super Moon with stellar JoPaddle!

    Full Moon + Super Moon with JoPaddle was an amazing experience!! I am so happy to have that memory created with my beloved daughter. The tour was very enjoyable, informative, and magical under the light of the full moon. We were able to watch the moon rise over the mountains and took many awesome photos. The mindfulness of the tour guides was stellar. I highly recommend this experience as it was a true privilege, pleasure and honor.

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    August 15, 2023
    Robyn W

    Great & fun experience!

    Such a fun experience! Highly recommend for anyone - our family including tween/teen kiddos really enjoyed it. Stargazing was a highlight! You also get some local stories which was entertaining.

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    July 22, 2023

    Unforgettable evening kayak adventure

    Wow. Highly recommend this wonderful experience. Our friends suggested this adventure as apart of our visit to the Joseph, Oregon area. We had not been to Wallowa Lake before and this was quite the introduction! We arrived at dusk with our friends and found the awesome JoPaddle team waiting for us. The disco boats we were about to get into were fantastic ! We enjoyed the father and daughter guide team so very much. They were kind, funny and knew so much about the geography, and historical significance of the region. They regaled us with stories of “Wally” the mythical lake creature and factual info about the Nez Perce people. We had the opportunity to meet Melvin and see incredible variety of fish. The lake was gorgeous by night and we also had time to star gaze. I highly recommend this adventure ! Go Experience this Adventure ! Not to be missed. Blue boat says THANK YOU !

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    July 10, 2023

    Great outfit -- super helpful

    The team is great. Very considerate and helpful in all ways in planning and executing our afternoon outing. This was a very pleasant experience with their help and the clear bottom kayak. Will DEFINITELY go back to them for our next visit and kayak outing.

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