Rent One of Seaside’s Paddle Boats
Less than half a mile from the Seaside Turnaround and the shore of the Pacific Ocean runs the Necanicum River. The river, named after the Ne-hey-ne-um Indian tribe that once lived on its shores, runs right down the middle of Seaside and is a total of 21 miles long. The name was previously named the “Clatsop” River by William Clark when the Lewis and Clark Expedition reached the West in 1806 – the name did not stick.
Wheel Fun Rentals, the primary watercraft rental company in Seaside, has a launch site just under the 1st Ave. Bridge, near the Seaside Convention Center. The company offers paddle bikes, swan boats, 4 peddler boats, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards. Most options fall under $30 an hour and are an awesome option for people and families looking for some fun. The water way boaters travel along passes under three bridges and offers up scenic sites including Great Blue Herons, marine life, and whatever you may come across on shore.
Open seasonally, Wheel Fun Rentals keeps the water crafts available for rent from mid-March – mid-October. Check out their website at https://wheelfunrentals.com/or/seaside/quatat-park/ to view their hours and rates. The new perspective(s) you will experience while on the Necanicum River will leave you wanting to come back for more during your next visit.