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Brookings: Pacific Ocean Kayak Tour

1. Brookings: Pacific Ocean Kayak Tour

Explore the Chetco River mouth and the Pacific Ocean on a kayak tour in Brookings. Feel the difference between calm river water and the waves of the ocean as you paddle in a single or tandem kayak. Keep a lookout for the teeming wildlife, including seals, pelicans, and many fish species. Leisurely paddle your way to the ocean from the pleasant estuary waters of the Chetco River — one of the cleanest rivers in the country. The boat basin in the Chetco River estuary offers the perfect water introduction. Travel through calm waters near fishing and leisure boat docks before entering the Pacific Ocean. Once there, see large kelp forests, rocky coastal habitats, and the prominent Chetco Point, a striking oceanside park. Observe the varied wildlife in the area from the headland that protects the ocean waters from the swells and wind of the open ocean. Keep a lookout for gray whales and harbor seals, which are fairly common sightings on this kayak experience.

Brookings: Chetco River Kayak Tour

2. Brookings: Chetco River Kayak Tour

Immerse yourself in nature on a kayak tour of the Chetco River in Brookings. Keep a lookout for the abundant wildlife, such as pelicans and kingfishers while you stay active. One of the cleanest rivers in the country, the Chetco River is a federally designated Wild and Scenic river, the U.S.'s strongest form of protection for free-flowing rivers. Have a go at paddling the calm and clear waters of the Chetco River with your friends or family. Spot amazing wildlife along your route, including seals and many bird species, getting safely close to nature. Hone your kayaking skills or learn a new hobby on this guided tour of the Chetco River. As a calm freshwater river, it is the ideal spot for beginners. Along the boat basin, view the many different commercial fishing boats, coast guard vessels, and pleasure craft moored up to the docks. Learn about the rich boating culture in the region from your local guide.

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