JO Paddle

Glass Bottom Kayak Rentals & Tours | Wallowa Lake, Oregon

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Visit our majestic mountain lake and take to the water on a glass bottom kayak. These incredible watercraft provide a one-of-a-kind adventure, allowing you to peer through the glass bottom to the underwater world below while also enjoying breathtaking views of the mountains and lake scenery up above. Relax, soak up the sun, or kayak under the stars.

A glass bottom kayak rental or nighttime tour is the most unique way to discover Wallowa Lake.

We deliver rentals and start tours at the North end of Wallowa Lake at the boat ramp. That’s the end closest to Joseph.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time for rentals. Please see nighttime tour instructions for tour arrival times.

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No experience necessary. Our uniquely awesome adventures are suitable for all skill levels.

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Outings with JO Paddle make great group activities!

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Children 30 lbs and up are welcome to enjoy our rentals and ages 5 and up for our tours.

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Our adventures are memorable experiences for the whole family to enjoy!

See What Our Happy Guests Are Saying!

So much fun!!

We loved our glass bottom kayak and the lady and her son were great! If you go around the shoreline you get great views and you see fish and giant rocks. I even saw someone's ring! There were momma ducks with their babies too. So much fun!!

– Jen W.C. | Facebook
We felt very welcome!

My husband and I rented a glass bottom kayak from JO Paddle in Joseph, Oregon. The young couple that owns the business were so kind to us. We felt very welcome by their sincere desire to make our day of paddling the ultimate experience. We kayaked on Wallow Lake, it was absolutely beautiful!! If I had known, we would have loved to do a nighttime paddle under the moon and stars. Next time!

– Margaret S. | Google
Highly recommend this tour!

We had a lovely, relaxing evening on Wallowa Lake in the glass bottom kayaks! Our guide was excellent and we highly recommend this tour! Plus, all the stars are out when you finish!

– Jena O. | Facebook
Mesmerizing... you will remember this beautiful experience!

Mesmerizing to be out in a beautifully lit glass bottom kayak, watching at least 2 dozen fish swim right underneath you, then looking up to see the stars,a full moon and bright Jupiter in the sky. We went 6/15/2019, and the hardworking young couple who started this business made sure our life jackets were secure, & that we were easily able to slide into the kayaks. The guide was a solid safety guy, but relaxed and a wonderful source of info. If you are an older amateur kayaker who isn't particularly athletic, take a chance. You will be in good hands and you will remember this beautiful experience!

– Nicky H. | Google
Astounding Customer Service!!

Thank you Tia and Robert for your tireless efforts to accommodate our rentals during our visit to Joseph, Oregon. From our 1st phone call, concerns over the weather and the rental itself, we were greeted with amazing customer service from Tia and Robert! Our time on the lake in your glass bottom kayak was a bonus!! We will be back!! Thanks again!

– Kelly E. | Trip Advisor
Robert was great!

I was lucky enough to be one of the first guests to go on an adventure. my friend and I had so much fun. The lake was so clear. The kayak is very roomy and Robert supplies a "dry bag" to protect your valuables..nice touch. Robert was great at explaining everything we needed to know for a safe adventure.

– Brenda S. | Facebook
Looking forward to coming back during the summer!

We had a great time with Robert. My husband and I had an intimate trip just the 3 of us. We were able to explore the lake in a new way. Looking forward to coming back during the summer!

– Teonna Z. | Google
Highlight of our trip!

My friend and I spent 3 days in Joseph and this was the highlight of our trip. Robert and Tia created such a memorable experience from the locally-made chocolates that welcomed us to the custom-lit kayaks that allowed us to have one of the most unique experiences I've ever had. This is a hands-down must-do if ever in Wallowa County.

– Nichole R. | Google
Had a great time!

We rented the canoe and had a great time! The owners were very friendly! I would definitely use their service again!

– Jessica R. | Google
Best part of trip!

First of all the people running this business are extremely friendly and accommodating. We had some time to talk while waiting for some other friends who didn't show up until probably a half hour after the scheduled time; they were taking their sweet time on a hike. This must be why TLC tried to warn us about waterfalls. We rented three of their glass bottom kayaks for six people. The kayaks come with dry bags so you can bring your stuff with you instead of leaving it all in the car. Anyway, once we were out on the water, it was great. Such a beautiful day and we went early in the season, pre-memorial day, so we were lucky. We didn't see many fish or anything under the boat but we didn't follow their advice to stay close to shore to see them either. We were more interested in looking at the mountains and seeing how far out we could make it in an hour (we booked two hours total). Fun tip: if you go down the eastern side of the lake there's a rocky embankment that builds up on the other side of the highway (I think it was formed by a glacier) and it makes for the most excellent echoes! I discovered this when I yelled getting into the icy cold water! Not sure I recommend that part... Overall this was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon, probably the best choice we made all trip.

– PNW Neighbor | Trip Advisor
Best newest attraction in Joseph!

JoPaddle is amazing. Clearly. My friends and I went twice. Once on a day rental where we relaxed and enjoyed the spectacular views around us and below us. It was great searching for"treasure" on the lake bottom during the day. Then icing on the cake was the Night Tour!!! I won't ruin the surprise as to what happens on the night tours. But it's so worth it. Robert and his staff are friendly and knowledgeable. I HIGHLY recommend this for families to do while they are visiting Wallowa County.

– Michael S. | Trip Advisor