The Wet Planet Whitewater Kayak School: Just Outside of Portland, Oregon
Surrounded by whitewater rivers rated Class I-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 a 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 close to Portland, Oregon?
Industry experts and teaching professionals teach our 2 and 3 day beginner kayak lessons. Our instructors use different learning methods and years of teaching experience to help more students become avid whitewater 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. Therefore, our world-class instructors utilize various techniques to ensure the greatest opportunity for success. Creativity meets experience.
Our low student-to-instructor ratio (no more than 4:1) in all of our Oregon and Washington kayaking lessons will provide you with 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.
Our kayak instruction aims to teach paddlers to kayak safely with good judgment while having a great time out on the river. We focus on river reading, self-rescue, safe paddling techniques, and technical paddling skills during all Wet Planet kayaking school courses.
Check out our kayaking courses below, or call our office to discuss which course fits your needs best. Reservations can be made online or by phone.