CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE: Enjoy the chance to experience amazing mountain views, spring fed rivers, and plenty of wildlife.

There are a hundred reasons to visit Bend, but we think our Deschutes River tours hit the top ten. If you came here to enjoy fresh mountain air, serenity, and scenery, sign up for our Upper Deschutes River Tour. During this tour we will float down a pristine, 9 mile section of flat water in the Deschutes National Forest. A sack lunch from local Nancy Ps Bakery will be provided on this trip. You can select your sandwich choice upon booking. Vegetarian and GF options are available.

Equipment List

Tumalo Creek Provides

  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Kayak
  • Paddle
  • PFD

Participant Provides

  • Water appropriate shoes
  • Sunglasses with retainers
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Sun hat, rain hat or fleece hat
  • Quick drying tops and bottoms
  • Raincoat and pants (weather dependent)
  • Towel and dry cloths (Just in case)
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks

Gear required for this trip is available for purchase at our shop.

Meeting Location

805 SW Industrial Way Suite 6 Bend, OR 97702


Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Programs Cancellation Policies

One Day Lessons/Tours: 24 hours prior to departure date required for cancellations or date changes. No Shows, cancellations or date changes for any reason inside the 24 hour period will be subject to forfeiture of all fees.

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe (TCKC) Initiated Cancellation Disclaimer: Applies to all one day lessons, trips, tours, multi-day trips, camps and special events. TCKC reserves the right to cancel, postpone or reschedule one day lessons, trips, tours, multi-day trips, camps and special events within 24 hours of scheduled date. Circumstances include but are not limited to low enrollment, weather (ex. thunderstorms/lightning), natural disasters (ex. forest fires) and events or circumstances beyond TCKC’s control.


Looking for another river adventure? Sign up for our Half-Day Kayaking Tours. We also offer a variety of lessons to improve your paddling skills. Take our Basic Skills Kayaking or Paddleboarding Class for a sound introduction to the paddle sports.

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What should I wear out on the River?

We recommend wearing clothes and shoes that you are ok getting wet. Moisture wicking fabrics are best as they dry quickly. Avoid cotton clothing as it takes a long time to dry and can keep you cold.

Do you provide life jackets?

We do provide life jackets at no additional cost for all of our rentals, tours and classes. We have a variety of sizes to fit many body types.

Are there rapids?

Unless a trip is a whitewater specific trip you will not have to go through any rapids.

Do you provide lunch?

We do provide a sack lunch for all of our full day tours. You can choose your sandwich preference at the same time you make your reservation, vegetarian options are available.

Are dogs allowed on tours?

Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on any of our tours or classes.

Can we do a custom trip?

We can do custom trips and tours. These can be contingent upon availability of our guides and vehicles. Please email [email protected] for more information and pricing.