Hanford Reach Tour



Special Tour Availability: November 22, 2024
Vernita Bridge Boat Launch
Private Guided Tour Approx 5-6 hours paddle time
20 miles Experience: Required

Are you looking for an unforgettable paddleboarding adventure? Have you been wanting to explore the pristine waters of the Hanford Reach? Or craving an escape into the wild?

Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the pristine wilderness of the Columbia River’s remote and untouched stretch with our Hanford Reach tour. This paddle offers a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the raw beauty and rich history of this iconic river that’s nestled within the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Your experienced guide will lead you through one of the last free-flowing stretches of the Columbia River. Greeted by breathtaking views of the White Bluffs, desert landscapes and wildlife, you’ll have time to pause, take in the scenery and capture photos of this impressive area. You will also learn about the Hanford site as we pass by decommissioned nuclear reactors and facilities.

Whether you’re a seasoned paddler seeking a new challenge or a nature enthusiast craving a closer connection to the outdoors, our Hanford Reach tour will leave you inspired. Book your adventure today and join us as we embark on a journey of exploration, discovery, and appreciation for the untamed beauty of the Columbia River.

By Request

Vernita Bridge Launch / White Bluffs Boat Launch

  • Professional guide

  • Transportation


This tour on the Columbia River offers a fascinating journey through one of the last free- flowing stretches. Expect stunning scenery, from the towering White Bluffs, rugged landscapes, and wildlife such as bald eagles, coyotes, and deer. The waters are generally calm but can be strong holding a rating of Class I with a section of Class II rapids at lower levels. Levels may fluctuate throughout the course of a day lending to decent current, swirls and whirlpools. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to see unique geological formations and learn about the area’s history making it a memorable adventure.

We do not offer transportation at this time for this tour, but we will work with you to help with shuttling vehicles.

Aqueous SUP Cancellation Policy

Aqueous SUP Cancellation Policy:

Our cancellation policy applies to all courses, tours, lessons, and clinics. Due to our limited availability, more than 48 hours are required for cancellations and date changes. No shows, cancellations and date changes for any reason within the 48 hours are nonrefundable.

We at Aqueous SUP reserve the right to cancel, postpone, or reschedule any of our listed activities up to and within 24 hours of the scheduled date. Circumstances include but are not limited to low enrollment, weather (wind, lightning, thunderstorms), natural disasters (fires), unsafe conditions, and any events or circumstances beyond our control. If we cancel the activity, you will receive a 100% refund. We run rain or shine.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear on the water? 

For paddleboarding with us, it’s best to wear comfortable, quick-drying clothing  suitable for water activities like swimwear or board shorts paired with a rash guard or  a lightweight top. Footwear should be secure and water-friendly, such as aqua shoes  or sandals with straps. Don’t forget sun protection like a hat, sunglasses, and  sunscreen to stay safe and comfortable under the sun. 

Do you provide life jackets?

We do provide life jackets at no additional cost for all of our rentals, tours and classes. We have a variety of sizes to fit many body types.

Are there rapids?

Unless a trip is a whitewater specific trip you will not have to go through any rapids.

Do you provide lunch?

We do provide a sack lunch for all of our full day tours. You can choose your sandwich preference at the same time you make your reservation, vegetarian options are available.

Are dogs allowed on tours?

Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on any of our tours or classes.

How do your tours work? 

Our ours are designed for adventure and relaxation on the water. You can easily book  your tour online or by contacting us directly. On the day of your tour, we provide all  necessary equipment, offer a brief orientation on safety and paddling techniques, and  guide you through a scenic experience tailored to your skill level and interests. 

Can we do a custom trip? 

Yes, absolutely! Please reach out and we will help you create a custom trip. 

Our launching point is at the Vernita Bridge Boat Launch, situated on the Columbia River. It is a private launch that provides a convenient entry point for boaters and anglers looking to explore this scenic waterway. With ample parking, it offers easy access for launching boats of various sizes. The location is favored for fishing expeditions and leisurely cruises amidst breathtaking river views, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts in Eastern Washington.