Imagine gliding through the refreshing waters of an alpine lake with only the wind propelling you forward, and Mount Bachelor or South Sister perfectly framed in the distance. Rent one of Tumalo Creek’s sailing kayak rental trimarans have two amas (or outriggers) on either side which makes them very stable. There is only one sail, so there’s not much to mess up! Unfurl the main and off you go. If the wind dies, Hobie’s patented Mirage Drive system comes in handy. Tumalo Creek is proud to be a Hobie dealer for five seasons. Find us in Sunriver and Bend.
For those that would like to have formal lessons on how to sail these, join us for Hobie Sailing Sundays offered two times this summer on Elk Lake.
Advantages a sailing kayak has over other rental options: Speed! Hobie Adventure Islands will zoom you across Central Oregon mountain lakes in no time.
Remember, when you rent with Tumalo Creek, you become a friend of the shop which means you get hooked up, including:
• Rental includes the Hobie craft and PFD’s
• No travel time required. With the Deschutes River flowing past Tumalo Creek’s back door, guests have the luxury of arriving to an easily found parking space and disembarking within minutes of selecting a rental boat or board.
• Staff is happy to give you a few pointers after you have chosen a boat or board to rent. For further instruction, please see our class offerings.
• Staff are available to assist in securing your rental to a roof rack with cross bars atop your vehicle for those renting for an off site self guided excursion.
Next level: If you fell in love with sailing kayak during your rental, check out the following Tumalo Creek offerings; Hobie Sailing Sundays, Paddlefest Kayaking Clinic offered in May, Basic Skills Kayaking Class and Full Immersion Whitewater Kayaking Weekend.