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Siletz Bay Refuge Kayak Tours & Rentals ………….

The Siletz Moorage offers Kayak and Canoe Rentals, Training, and Guided Tours through the heart of Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Down River Float Tours.

Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge

SiletzBay_Paddle(1)The channels and tidal sloughs at Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge are a great place to experience nature.

bird_1_300Siletz Bay is one of numerous estuaries located along the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway. On either side of Highway 101, starched skeleton trees jut forth from the estuary and are reminiscent of a time when the salt marsh was diked for pasture.

You may see Great Egret -It is a large, white bird that looks like a heron, but slightly smaller. It has a “S” shaped neck and a long, sharp bill. You can observe it standing still in marshy water, waiting and watching for prey. If you get too close, a great egret will fly away. It winters along the central-to-southern Oregon coast and South America.

Kayaking through the Siletz Bay Refuge

Crabbing Siletz Bay from a Kayak



Trips are limited in size and scheduled on a first-come first-serve basis; therefore, advanced reservations are required.

Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge Tour

  • Scheduled at High Tides
  • Cost = $50
  • 2 – 3 hours on the water
  • ½ hour instructions on land with a professional guide.
  • You may either have your kayak, canoe or use our rentals.
  • No experience necessary.

women-200Restrictions: Children under 16 years, people with serious medical conditions and those over 250 lbs should notify us in advance.



Cost to Launch Own Kayak or Canoe

Participants may provide their own canoe or kayak and launch at the Moorage for $6 including parking for one vehicle.

kayak-rentals._200Rental Rate for Kayak or Canoe

  • $40 for 4 hours – one-person kayak
  • $60 for 4 hours – 15 ft canoe

Kayak rentals include kayak, paddle, seatback, life jacket, invasive species permit and parking for one vehicle.

 Waring:  During the summer, the area of Siletz River nearest the mouth of the bay often has unpredictable winds and waves.

Wearing a personal flotation device (PFD) is mandatory.

When making your reservation please indicate the number of boats in your party. Additional information will be sent out to all registered persons.

kayaking-sun_200Siletz Refuge Tours Schedule

  • Saturday, September 2nd, Check in by 11:00am, Tour leaves at 11:30.
  • Sunday, September 3rd, Check in by 11:30am, Tour leaves at 12:00pm.
  • Monday, September 4th, Check in by 12:00pm, Tour leaves at 12:30.
  • Saturday, September 16th, Check in by 10:00am, Tour leaves at 10:30.
  • Sunday, September 17th, Check in by 11:00am, Tour leaves at 11:30am.

Call 541-765-2109 for Addition Tours schedules


Down River Float ToursNo Down River Tours are scheduled 

  • Scheduled at High Tides
  • Cost = $50
  • Upstream transportation
  • Guides

Bear Park 6.7 river miles

Strome Park 16 river miles

Jack Morgan Park 25 river miles


Siletz Moorage LLC

  • 82 Siletz Hwy
  • Lincoln City, Or 97267
  • 541-765-2109


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