Yakima River Tour



Special Tour Availability: November 10, 2021
100-138 First St, Benton City, WA 99320
Public / Private Options Approx 3-4 hours paddle time
11 miles Experience: Requested

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the natural splendor of the Yakima River? Or looking for an unforgettable local, outdoor experience by paddling on the Yakima River?

Nestled amidst rolling hills, farmland, developed to primitive land, this guided excursion offers a serene escape on the Yakima River. Embark on your journey from the charming town of Benton City and paddle downstream to the Horn Rapids boat launch. You will have the opportunity to admire the diverse variety of wildlife that call this river home.

You may spot herons, osprey, pelicans, and bald eagles along with deer, beavers and mink. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, adventure, or a bit of both, join us as we explore the beautiful landscapes of the Yakima River.

By Request

Benton City Boat Launch / Horn Rapids Boat Launch

  • Professional guide

  • Transportation


Our tour provides an immersive experience in the heart of Washington’s scenic landscape. You may encounter a variety of wildlife, including birds such as herons and pelicans, as well as deer or other mammals. The Yakima River offers opportunities for both relaxation and adventure, with stretches of calm waters perfect for leisurely paddling and occasional riffles or small rapids for a bit of excitement.

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

This tour runs at specific water levels of the river. We may cancel or postpone if conditions are not optimal, safe, or the river is not runnable.

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. 


Benton City Boat Launch, located on the Yakima River, offers convenient access for boaters and anglers alike. Situated amidst scenic surroundings, it provides a maintained ramp and ample parking, making it easy to launch boats, paddleboards, and kayaks. The area is popular for its peaceful waters, ideal for fishing and leisurely paddling adventures. Visitors can enjoy picnicking by the riverbank or exploring nearby trails, making it a great spot for outdoor recreation in Benton City, Washington.