Kayak Brookings

Join South Coast Tours for a salt and fresh water paddle via the mouth of the Chetco River.

Brookings Ocean and Chetco River Wildlife Viewing Kayak Tours

The Wild and Scenic Chetco river estuary in Brookings offers a variety of experiences ranging from frequent Pelican and Kingfisher sightings as well as seals, sloughs and some of the cleanest water on the coast. The boat basin offers a very easy calm water introduction where you can view the many different commercial fishing boats, Coast Guard vessels and pleasure craft moored up to the docks. Total freshwater paddling distance is about 2.75 to 3 miles for the 1.5 tour.

The Ocean tours leave from the same location on our dock and proceed out of the calm mouth of the river to access the large kelp forests, rocky habitat and prominent Chetco Point.  This headland protects the ocean waters in the area from the swells and wind providing amazing wildlife viewing and fishing opportunities.  This is a great introductory ocean kayaking tour with some great more advanced situations for those more experienced paddlers.  Gray whales are fairly common and Harbor Seals are the norm on this awesome 2 hour and 4 mile tour.

  • Cost: $75/River
  • Cost: $90/Ocean
  • Distance: Approximately 3 to 4 miles depending on river or ocean
  • Time: Approximately 2 hours
  • Difficulty: Beginners to Advanced
  • Departs From: Brookings, OR

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If you have a question about this or any other tour we offer, please don't hesitate to contact us by phone or email.

  • 541-373-0487
  • info@southcoasttours.net
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