One of the most rewarding ways to enjoy all the splendid scenery the Oregon Coast has to offer is from the vantage point of a kayak. With some of the most accessible kayaking anywhere, Wheeler on the Bay offers the perfect launch point. We even provide free kayaking with a two-night stay.
You’ll not want to miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to enjoy all that the peaceful Nehalem Bay has to offer. Below the cool, transparent waters you will see Chinook Salmon, Steelhead Trout, and Sturgeon swim pass you undisturbed. Underneath you the Nehalem Bay estuary is alive with all kinds of creatures including crabs, oysters and many types of sea plants.
On the shores you may find deer, elk, coyotes and harbor seals and a plethora of birds including majestic bald eagles and soaring Great Blue herons. From the calm waters you can observe these creatures in their natural habitat without disturbing them. Nehalem Bay is one of North America’s four main migratory routes, making it an exceptional place to bird watch and where better to do that than from a kayak?
For the recreational kayaker, you can rent sturdy, easy to use kayaks directly from Jim at the Wheeler Marina to enjoy all the Nehalem Bay has to offer. The Bay is accessible and enjoyable for all skill levels, even those who’ve never stepped foot in a kayak before. We have direct access to the Bay from our dock where you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find some of the calmest waters on the coast.
Catch the incoming tide for an effortless jaunt up river. With over 100 miles of water to explore, you’ll drift past dense forests, green pastures and picturesque landscapes, all the while following the same paths once used by the area’s native settlers.
Take a break in the town of Nehalem and park your kayak at the public docks while you enjoy lunch or light shopping to stretch your legs. Then paddle or float back down stream to the lodge.
Can’t stay but still want to kayak, call Jim at (503) 368-5780. He will rent you a Kayak by the hour or day.
Kayaking is just one more thing that makes Wheeler on the Bay a fantastic Oregon Coast Lodging destination.