Learn to row a drift boat safely on Oregon Rivers with private lessons from the Water Time Outfitters guide staff. Reading, water, oar strokes, boat handling, proper weight balancing and much more are all covered. This specialty, private rowing lesson gets you started safely and teaches you the skills you need for years of safe rowing enjoyment.
Learn to manage your boat with safety and confidence. Don’t let fear and whitewater anxiety keep you from the joys of experiencing the river. Whether you are a new boat owner, an experienced boater who wants to grow your skills or someone who just wants to try it for the first time these lessons are for you! Bring your own boat or use one of ours. Oregon based Water Time Outfitters guides and instructors have rowed drift boats for a lifetime and can teach you the techniques you need to safely navigate NW waters with confidence.
In your boat or ours, learn the basics of drift boat safety, reading water and rowing technique with this special 4 hour course specifically designed just for you. Learn about boat handling, anchoring safely, trailering, launching, load balance and much more.
This info packed session is held close to Portland on the Clackamas River where you will experience safe flat water to start on, moving water to learn about boat handling, managing the oars as well as Class I rapids. Learn from our years of rowing and fishing experience. Save yourself frustration and difficulties and learn from the pros.
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Please note that class payments are non-refundable. If you must miss your scheduled class, please contact us ahead of time. If we can reschedule you for another class session we will. As these classes are scheduled year-round, weather can be an issue. We run these sessions rain or shine as long as we determine the river is in a fishable condition. If we determine the water is unfishable, we will either reschedule or refund your class fees.