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Bert’s guide service
Mckenzie river
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    Fishing- Rafting -Scenic floats

Float down in the world famous McKenzie river and fish from an

original wooden McKenzie Drift Boat.  This boat will get you to

fishing holes where most boats will not.


Bert's Guide Service offers half day, full day and evening trips to combine top-notch (fly-) fishing with great scenery January through December. Fishing for rainbow-, red side, cutthroat, steelhead and mountain whitefish is easy enough for the beginner, yet challenging enough for the seasoned veteran. Boys and girls, men and women of all ages are joining the ranks of fly fishermen. No matter what your skill level is, fly fishing for trout can be highly rewarding. These beautiful fish have an abundant food source due to the salmon runs in spring and autumn, with big summertime hatches of river insects, they are excellent fighting fish and have gorgeous coloring. Your guides knowledge of casting and entomology tributes to your ability to catch more fish while their knowledge of the river will make your trip a great fishing experience.

Groups can be accommodated in several boats, meeting up for lunch, including a gourmet lunch along the river. The group lunch gives you the opportunity to relax and exchange fish stories of the mornings catch.

We have anglers from all over the world, returning to the McKenzie every year. The changing scenery, wildlife, fishing, and friendly skilled guides will make your trip on the McKenzie a day to remember.

Riverside lodging is provided by the McKenzie River Inn Bed &

Breakfast Cabins ( on the banks of the

McKenzie River in the heart of the Cascade Mountains: -You will not have to travel to the fishing spots.

Our guides ensure that your fly fishing vacation is the best that it

can be!

     Guided Trips 

      McKENZIE RIVER Single day  (Fly-) Fishing trips:

        Full day trips $395/day*
       2 guests/ drift boat and includes gourmet lunch. Call or e-mail for availability 
       January through December

        Half day $255.00*
        2 guests/ drift boat. Call or e-mail for availability January through December.

        Evening trips $195.00*
        2 guests/ drift boat. Call or e-mail for availability April 28th through October 31st.

        (Fly-) Fishing full day trips on the Upper McKenzie 1 guest/drift boat and includes 
        gourmet lunch $425/person. Call/e-mail for availability fromApril 28th - October 1st.

        *Includes rods and flies. Licenses (available at local stores) and harvest tags are not included, and are
          the responsibility of the customer. Wading gear is not provided, but is optional at an extra charge. 
          Sunscreen (polarized-) sunglasses, camera, wading staff, hats, rain gear, etc. are highly 
          recommended! Tips and/or gratuities are not included.

Book a trip at: or call my cell: 503 962 0389 or 541 822 6260

 Bert’s Guide Service is located on the McKenzie river so we can keep our overhead low and ...cost to you!

The crystal clear water of the McKenzie is lined by lush forests and are valued by many, and for lots of reasons. The Alpine water streams through a canyon of old growth forest of Douglas firs and Western Red cedar and is ideal for the beginner as well for the experienced.

Full Day Upper:
The Upper McKenzie will give you non-stop action on a stretch with fast whitewater. As part of a team you will assist your guide in paddling through breathtaking rapids to enjoy an exciting ride. A river side lunch will be provided.

Half Day Upper:
The shorter version of our full day upper trip only entails less distance but with the same non-stop action and fast whitewater with stunning rapids. Lunch is not included. 

Full Day Lower:
For first time rafters and families this run will provide relaxing calm stretches with exciting Class II and III whitewater including the famous Martins Rapids. This is a great introduction to the pristine beauty of this river. The trip begins at Forest Glen Boat Landing in Blue River to travel 12 miles to Helfrich Boat landing. We stop for a riverside lunch at the McKenzie River Inn.

Half day Lower:
The shorter version of our full day lower trip only entails less distance with relaxing calm stretches and exciting Class II and III whitewater including the famous Martins Rapids. The trip begins at the Silver Creek Boat landing to travel 6 miles to Helfrich boat landing. Lunch is not included.

Meeting Time and Place:
To be announced and is subject to preference and water conditions.

Riverside campgrounds are available along the river in U.S. Forest Service campgrounds. Lodging is available at the McKenzie River Inn Bed & Breakfast and Cabins (541) 822 6260.

Trip Fee:
4-8 persons per raft: -1/2 day $59.00, full day $89.00 per person and incl. lunch
  (Bert’s Guide Service is located on the McKenzie river so we can keep our overhead low and cost to you).




             Scenic float trips
          In a McKenzie drift-boat or raft. In an unhurried manner and to provide personal attention to every guest scenic trips are al about wildlife the history, geology and any special interest you may want to explore. Taking in the beauty and crystal clear clarity of the McKenzie while meandering through the heart of the Cascade Mountain range is for many people the ultimate way to experience Oregon's high country. Prices are to be determined by the length of the trip and choice of boat or raft and number of people participating ranging from $190.00 (for two persons on the lower section of the upper McKenzie in a drift boat) to $530.00 for six persons in a raft. Where we put in and take out are all subject to preference, river (volume of water etc.) and weather conditions.     




Book a trip at: or call my cell: 503 962 0389 or 541 822 6260

We accept all major credit/debit cards: Mastercard/VISA/American Express/Discover
    Prices do not include gratuities. 
*  Dates and prices are subject to change without notice.

Booking Policy:
Reservations: Tentative reservations through e-mail/phone or letter requesting space on a particular date are accepted. It takes a 50% deposit to confirm your reservation. Cancellations: You are financially responsible for a reservation pre-trip deposit. The deposit is claimed and forfeited on cancellations, including no shows, to the guide for all float or walk-in trips. Solicitation of guide service is deemed consent to these stipulations. No float dates will be established without payment. Final Payment: Final payment is due 21 days prior to your scheduled launch date.

Non-Performance: We reserve the right to cancel a trip due to poor weather, unsafe river conditions or other circumstances beyond our control. If cancelled, we will refund in full or apply your deposit /payment to another mutually agreed upon trip date.

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