Family Kayak Tour of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

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$75 for REI Members

$95 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 1 Relaxed
  • Minimum age 8
  • Group size 9 people
  • Instructor REI Guide

Discover the sublime joy of a hassle-free family paddle on this four-mile kayak tour on one of the Columbia Rivers many channels, connecting Vancouver Lake to the Columbia River. We'll do all the planning, packing and gear-hauling, so you can focus on enjoying the time outside with your family. No kayaking experience required--our kid-friendly instructors cover all the basics and safety tips before we hit the water. As we paddle the calm waters winding through the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, we'll glide by the many birds and wildlife who call this wildlife refuge home. Back on dry land, kids and parents alike head home with newfound skills, full of excitement for their next outdoor adventure together. See you on the water!

  • Catch glimpses of lots of local wildlife
  • Enjoy a fun day on the water for all ages

What to bring with you


Meet at Port of Ridgefield Kayak Launch. Questions? Call our Local Experiences team at 1-877-819-3803 or email us at

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More directions and information

Meet at Port of Ridgefield Kayak Launch. No facilities at the launch site. Public restrooms at Pioneer and Main Avenue.