hood river kayak rental

Explore the Columbia Gorge

Get out on the water with a rental, or on a tour led by our expert guides, and experience the natural wonders and beauty of the Columbia River Gorge

Get Fit, Have Fun

You won’t find a better way to enjoy the outdoors and stay in shape this summer, come check out the buzz around kayaking and stand up paddleboarding!

Relax With Friends & Family

Gather a group of friends or family for an unforgettable paddling adventure

Choose Your Adventure

With a brand-new fleet of kayaks and stand up paddleboards, WhatSUP Kayaking has the gear you need to enjoy a day on the water



Rent single or double kayaks, Stand-Up Paddleboards, Fishing Kayaks and all the gear needed to get out on the water.

Guided tours

Take a scenic guided tour around Wells Island or as the sun sets on the Columbia River.


Learn the fundamentals of kayaking or stand up paddleboarding before a rental.


Contact us for more information


WhatSUP Kayaking is a locally owned and operated rental shop and tour provider.
Located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge.

Our rentals and tours depart from our shop on The Hook a scenic peninsula in Hood River, OR. This incredible area is a perfect destination for travelers and explorers of all ages to experience the beauty of the Columbia River and Wells Island.

We offer both hourly and daily rentals, as well as half-day tours. These tours launch from an easily accessible beach on the Columbia River. Our 2016 rental fleet consists of brand new kayaks, SUPs, and PFDs.

  • Hours:

    April 23rd through May 29th:

    Thursday – Sunday: 10 AM – close. Or by appointment. All hours are wind and weather dependent

    Memorial Day (May 30th) through Labor Day (September 5th):

    10 AM – 6 PM, 7 days a week. Last rental goes out at 6 PM

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The Hook, Portway Ave, Hood River, OR


All rentals include Personal Flotation Device (PFD), paddle, whistle and secure car key storage. If you have things you'd like to keep dry we rent dry bags and paddle jackets - $5 for a full day.
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Single Kayak

$20 for the first hour
$10 for each additional hour
$70 for a full day
Take a kayak out for a rip around the Columbia. Check out the kite-boarders or the natural scenery from a completely different perspective. Or just get a quick work out!
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double kayak

$30 for the first hour
$10 for each additional hour
$90 for a full day
Enjoy the magical experience of the Columbia River Gorge with another person. Plenty of room for two people, some food, and other accessories you’ll need for a fun morning or afternoon.
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Stand-up paddleboard

$20 for the first hour
$10 for each additional hour
$70 for a full day
See what the new craze is all about – Our brand new SUP’s are stable and beginner friendly. If you already have used one then you know how awesome it is to stand up and glide over the water checking out the scenery.
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Fishing Kayak

$25 for the first hour
$10 for each additional hour
$80 for a full day
Kayak angling has exploded over the past five years. We offer you everything you need to take you and your fishing gear where the bite is. Once you hook into a salmon or steelhead you’ll definitely understand why this new sport is so popular.

Guided Tours and Lessons

Hood River Paddle Blog

Happenings on the Columbia and other local waters

Get in touch

Reservations can be made by phone or e-mail. Reservations are recommended for weekends in June-August.

Phone – Justin Teague - (541) 490 – 5286 - E-mail – whatsupkayaking@yahoo.com