Glass Bottom Kayak Rentals


Glass Bottom Kayak Rentals

We are open for our 2020 Season!

A truly unique adventure…

Glass Bottom Kayaking is a clearly amazing and unique adventure. JO Paddle specializes in providing a one of a kind luxury recreational experience where our guests have the opportunity to explore the jewel of Wallowa County our breathtakingly beautiful Wallowa Lake above AND below the surface. Explore the world below as you peek through the bottom of your Kayak. It’s a fun peaceful activity that’s great for everyone.

Choose from a variety of rental length options any day of the week. Spend some quality time breathing in the clean mountain air on our crystal clear lake. Seek out natural treasures, graceful fish, and enormous car-sized boulders hidden beneath the surface. Wildlife is abound above, around, and in the lake. Adventure is waiting.

No experience necessary, beginners and expert kayakers will enjoy this adventure! Children love it! We can accommodate children 30 lbs and up. Glass Bottom Kayaking is a memorable experience for the whole family to enjoy!

Wallowa lake gets awfully deep in the middle, for the best views we recommend exploring within 25 yards (23 m) of the shoreline.


2020 Season Operating Dates

May 18 – Oct 30

We are open 5 days a week.
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
For same day rentals please call 541-886-0086 for availability.

2020 Season Rental Times

2 Hour :   $60
11:30 AM or 2:00 PM

4 Hour :   $120
12:00 PM


Price is per Kayak, and each Kayak seats up to 2 guests with a total max load of 425 lbs (193 kg).
Each Kayak will include two paddles, two life jackets, two seats, two seat pads, and one large dry-bag.

We will deliver your Kayak to the North end of Wallowa Lake at the County Park boat ramp.
Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled start time.
If we get you on the water a little early consider it bonus rental time.
If you’re on time and we get you on the water late you’ll get the amount of time you reserved.

Important Pointers and Guidelines
Come prepared to possibly get wet*
Children must weigh at least 30 lbs to participate
Guests must be at least age 16 to have a solo Kayak
No animals of any kind are permitted on board
We do not allow regular shoes in our kayaks, water shoes are permitted
and a large dry-bag is provided to keep your gear dry

*We try to always board from the floating dock at the boat ramp.  If the boat ramp is crowded we will board next to the ramp along the shoreline.  In this instance you will board your Kayak from calf deep water.  Our Crew will always be there to assist you during boarding.

Every guest is required to complete a rental agreement and waiver to ensure a safe and fun adventure.
Please read our RENTAL AGREEMENT & WAIVER prior to booking.


We strongly recommend that you make your reservations in advance to guarantee your rental. They may sell out quickly as we have a limited number of Kayaks.

Click Book Rental to find real time availability with a calendar view for your convenience.

Online reservations close 12 hours before each start time, please call for same day availability.

For same day availability please call us at 541-886-0086.
Please call at least 1 hour prior to your desired start time.
Our business phone hours are:
Thursday – Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday/Wednesday: Closed
Please leave a voicemail or send us a text if you don’t reach us.
E-mail us your questions at: and we’ll reply as soon as possible.


DROP OFF LOCATION:    We drop off at the County Park Boat Ramp at the North end of Wallowa Lake (the end closest to Joseph)    Click Here for map.

START TIME:    Your rental will start as close to your start time as possible, if it’s early you get a little extra time, if it’s late you’ll still get the time you’ve paid for.


Please arrive 20 minutes early, our Crew will meet you near the top of the boat ramp for check-in and orientation.


We will wait up to 10 minutes after your scheduled start time for late arrivals.
We will leave the drop off area after waiting 10 minutes. At that time you will forfeit your rental.


PICK-UP TIME:    We will collect your rental after your rental period has passed.

You will be charged $20 for every 10 minutes you are late as a late return will quickly be cutting into the next guests rental time. Please plan accordingly so you can make sure you return on time for pick-up.

If you want to return your rental early please do not abandon your rental, please call 541-886-0086 for an early pick-up.



Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your rental to receive a refund.
Schedule changes must be made at least 24 hours prior to your rental or your booking will remain as booked.
Extenuating circumstances will be addressed on a case by case basis. No-shows or arrivals later than 10 minutes past rental start time are NOT ELIGIBLE for a refund.

If you do not show up by your scheduled rental start time we reserve the right to offer your rental to another guest. If you arrive after your start time but before our late arrival 10 minute waiting period you may still take your rental out but we will not make up for lost time. This will result in a rental length of less than what you reserved as we will still need to check you in and do your orientation.

We reserve the right to cancel outings due to inclement weather. If this happens we will make every effort to work with you to find an alternative time or date for you to explore Wallowa Lake. If we cannot make that happen we will issue a full refund.