Kayak from Dillon Falls and explore the lifewater of the Deschutes

Deschutes River Kayak Tours

Slightly faster than canoes, our sit-on-top kayaks are a great way to explore the Deschutes River in late spring and early fall. Kayaking provides a dramatic means to take in the best of this area. Bald eagles, native rainbow trout, and mink cavort as we roll down the river. The aspen groves and impressive lava flows provide spectacular backdrops to our journey. Our guides will instruct everyone on kayaking techniques and lead the group down the river while sharing the natural and cultural history. The stretches of the Deschutes River that we kayak are devoid of any rapids and provide a placid and peaceful paddling experience for all ability levels. Note: Even if groups have kayaked the Deschutes on their own before, this is a completely different part of the river providing a truly fabulous experience with a Wanderlust guide! 


Paddle the silvery ribbon that carves the western boundary of Bend, Oregon.

All paddling tours are still being run on the Cascade Lakes, depending on weather. If you're interested in paddling on the river, give our office a call at 541 389 8359 to inquire.

Tours depart daily at 9 AM and 1:30 PM from our office
$80 per person
$60 for children 11 and under

Includes professional Naturalist Guide, Transportation, Kayaks, all Gear, and Instruction

Trips typically run April-May and September-November (depending on weather and water levels) 

We disable online booking 48 hours prior to tour departure. Within 48 hours of the tour, please call our office for additional availability. 541-389-8359