Groups and Private Parties

Groups and Private Parties

For locals and out-of-state planners alike!  Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe is known for bringing the fun and has been hosting groups and private parties for over a decade. We’re ready to take care of your crew too. Group discounts are available with our regularly scheduled tours or let us customize an event for you.


Private Tours:

Whether celebrating with your wedding party, family reunion or creating a relationship building experience for your executive team, let TCKC’s expert planners customize your paddling event.  With stunning central Oregon mountain ranges as a backdrop we have short “break-out” options right from our dock, half-day and full day options.

Old Mill Tour (90 minutes-2 hours): Launch right out our back door from our private dock. This tour is an easy and time-effective way to get on the water and experience quintessential Bend. Choose kayak, canoe or paddleboard for this meandering excursion.  Your Tumalo Creek guide will lead you to the Bill Healy bridge delivering historic facts and local lore OR perhaps help you get your paddleboard yoga on!  This tour is highly customizable.  Let us know what you want for your tour and we’ll make it happen.

Half-Day Tour (4 hours):  Just 20 minutes from Bend, the Upper Deschutes river is completely undeveloped and pristine. Choose between paddling a kayak, canoe or paddleboard and we’ll make our way upstream towards Benham Falls, passing ancient lava flows and colorful aspen groves as we explore tranquil sloughs and side channels.  Then enjoy a nice easy paddle downstream. Post-paddle you can walk the short path down to Dillon falls, and maybe be lucky enough to watch expert kayakers paddle through.

Upper Deschutes River Tour (6 hours): Paddle nine miles of moving flatwater in a kayak, canoe or paddleboard and experience the serenity and beauty of a winding river. Keep an eye out for deer, elk, cougar, black bear, bald eagles, red tail hawks, great blue herons, beaver and otter. A deli-style lunch will be served mid-way through the trip.


Company/Employee Appreciation Parties:

Let our back deck be basecamp for your company’s best party yet. We provide the perfect location right on the river to get your team having the time of their lives.  We’ll customize to your needs, and have provided everything from paddling to karaoke to bouncy houses. Your staff will be talking about this event all year. Pricing varies based on group size and rental needs.


For more questions or to book an event please contact Sue Fox, Group Sales and Events Director at [email protected] or call 541-317-9407.


“I know one of the best kept secrets around–booking Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe for your company event! I gave Sue Fox a call and asked about holding our pub party on their back lawn.  We wanted to include catering, karaoke, music and kayak/paddleboard rentals for our staff. It was easy-peasy to make all of the arrangements and the price was surprisingly affordable.  Also, I don’t know how she did it, but our family friendly party even included a bright blue, sunshiny day!  We’ve booked several parties with Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe and would not hesitate to do so again”.

–Jackie Johnson, Sales Coordinator, McMenamins Old St. Francis School