Adventure awaits! A glass bottom kayak rental is the best way to explore Wallowa Lake, both above and below the surface. This rental starts at two hours for $70.
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 your glass bottom kayak or stand-up paddle board. 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 abounds 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. Rent your glass bottom kayak online today.
• 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 (except for our mighty canoe)
• We do not allow regular shoes in our kayaks, water shoes and flip-flops 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.
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 hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Please leave a voicemail or send us a text if you don’t reach us.
E-mail us your questions at: [email protected] 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).
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 15 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 for 10 minutes. At that time you will forfeit your rental.
We will collect your rental after your rental period has passed.
You will be charged $20 for every 15 minutes you are late as late returns can quickly be cutting into the next guest’s 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 15 minutes past rental start times 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 15 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. This includes strong winds. 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.
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.
The max load weight limits for each of our boat types are:
Glass Bottom Kayak: 425 lbs (193 kg)
Mighty Canoe: 800 lbs (363 kg)
Vision SUP: 285 lbs (129 kg)
Have more questions? Find answers to the most common questions in our FAQ.