So you want to buy your very own kayak? Whether you are looking for lazy days exploring the Cascade Lakes, multi-day adventures to the San Juan Islands, or whitewater kayaking the Deschutes River, Tumalo Creek has one of the largest kayak selections in Oregon. Kayaking allows you to explore places and experience scenery that can only be accessed by boat. Enjoy a morning workout on the river or just play around with kids: whatever your needs, Tumalo Creek has you covered.

Here are the first questions to ask yourself before finding your perfect boat:

Where will you take your kayak? Are you planning on using it to enjoy the views from Sparks Lake on the weekends and explore slow moving sections of the Deschutes? Or do you picture yourself getting out onto large bodies of water with wind and waves?

How far do you plan to paddle? Are you thinking just a few miles here and there or long days out on the water hauling camping gear? These decisions affect the shape of your boat and your storage needs.

Will you paddle alone or with your friend or partner? Many of the boats that we sell come in tandem versions.

What is your current skill level and do you plan to improve over the next few years? Do you want to “grow into your boat” or are you happy with your current paddling skills?

How will you transport and store your boat? You might need a rack for your car and extra space in your garage.

Here at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe we carry Recreational, Day Touring and Sea Kayaks as well as Sit On Tops and Inflatable Kayaks and of course, whitewater boats. Come down today and talk to one of our Tumalo Creek experts who will help you find the perfect boat to explore Central Oregon’s waterways and beyond.