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.