TOP 10 WATER-BASED ACTIVITIES IN OREGON
While the landscape of Oregon is breathtaking, there are a multitude of water-based activities which provide one-of-a-kind memories both inland and along the beautiful coast.
 
10.
FISHING

There are plenty of fishing options in Oregon, including freshwater opportunities and saltwater alike. And you should never take for granted the opportunity to fish for and catch America’s favorite tasty fish: wild salmon.

9.
KITEBOARD

Captain Planet would be proud to see you combining wind and water and, hopefully, heart on this high-flying adventure. Kiteboarding is certainly not for everyone, but all who try it out will feel the force of nature.

8.
RIVER KAYAK

Where sea kayaking is for the romancers, the poets, and the dreamers, river kayaking is for lunatics. But there’s nothing quite like tucking your legs in for the potential of a chilly and thrilling excursion.

7.
RAFTING

We know we know, when you think Oregon you probably don’t think of “rafting” but there are some amazing raft itineraries available in the state. You can tackle the Rogue River, Deschutes River, and the White Salmon River for your rafting endeavors.

6.
SCUBA

Wet suits; if you don’t have a wet suit planned for this, then stop considering it. The Pacific is cold enough as it is, but as you get farther north you’ll find that it’s stop-your-heart chilly. Before you brush this option aside, consider the chance that you’ll see rockfish, sea stars, and giant pacific octopus.

5.
STAND UP PADDLEBOARD

The newest outdoor exercise trend is stand up paddleboarding. You’ll feel like you’re walking on water but mind your balance as that water can get cold, should more than just your feet get wet. This is the perfect way to enjoy Oregon’s nature while getting a workout in.

4.
JET BOAT

For the adrenaline-seeking-travelers you may want to consider a jet boat through one of the large rivers. Not only do these boats cruise along the water at high speeds, the agility they possess with precise turns and low-water traveling make for an unforgettable experience.

3.
SEA KAYAK

No matter what boat you’re in, it will always feel just a touch too far away from the water. This is why the intimacy of sea kayaking is such an enjoyable and, ironically, grounding experience. Step your game up by doing it at sunset.

2.
SAILING IN THE CITY

Portland is not only defined by its ample supply of craft beers and hipsters, it’s also well defined by its waterways and bridges. Enjoy the city from a different perspective by sailing along the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. This is a great opportunity to be part of the famous river parades that Portland enjoys.

1.
WHALE WATCHING

Gray whales make their migration from the coastal deserts of Baja all the way up to Alaska at a leisurely pace, passing Oregon along the way. This is why whale watching in Oregon is fantastic! On top of that, you may even see harbor seals, pilot whales, orcas, sea lions, and more.

VEBO WATER-BASED ACTIVITIES EXPERIENCES IN OREGON