White Water Kayak Chile-Rio San Pedro River

White water kayak Chile-Rio San Pedro is idea for all kayak and raft skill levels. With kayaks and inflatables you can learn safely or charge the giant blue – white water waves and rapids. Beginner and Intermediate kayakers often paddle ducky, pack raft, or raft support options. Advanced kayakers love the bigger white water challenges and play boating as intermediates too get to experience this Chilean treasure. Paddle out of the Volcano-snow-pack-fed Lago Rinihue blue estuary as it transmutes to river. The waterf beauty and vistas is stunning. Paddle class II in awe as the gradient and rapid power build to climax at rapids like Tsunami, the White Room, and the damned Dam Rapid. The river is playful  with lots of surf waves and challenge moves. It’s really just so beautiful and fun that it is a must for beginners to expert kayakers. 

Youtube Video Whitewater Kayak Chile Rio San Pedro.

White Water Kayak Chile Skills Learning

  • flat water roll

  • combat roll

  • river communication and scouting

  • eddy catching

  • low volume ferrying

  • confidence building

Access Put in/Takeout

This is a big shuttle with a 2 hour drive from Pucon and hour shuttle. Requires driver or 2 vehicles. High theft danger at takeout bridge.

Put In: Driving from Panguipulli follow map to where Lago Rinihue meets Rio San Pedro. Free public access at end of road. Ask locals to park your car on their property for 5,000 pesos and extra security. 

Take Out: From Panguipulli follow map to where road crosses San Pedro. Recommend hiring driver or paying locals to park on their property. Bridge takeout is high risk for broken windows vehicle theft. 

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Highlights. Take a mask and snorkel the clear warm water, wave surfing, the giant rapids, and just gazing into the water.   

Dangers. The right wall at White Room is undercut. Rapids are more difficult at lower flows and especially difficult for rafts and duckies. High vehicle broken window and theft potential at takeout bridge. Pay a local to park or hire driver.

Instructor Tips & Challenges. No valuables in vehicles, hire a driver for security.

Instructor Tips & Challenges. If you want a challenge you can lap Tsunami; best area river for overnight trips; pay a local to park your car securely.

Pucon Chile Beginner Kayak Rivers

Trancura River Delta & Lago Caburgua (II to III)

Lower Maichin Canyon (II to III) 

Liucura Bridge and Liucura Wave (II to III)

Tolten River & Lago Villarrica (II to III)

San Pedro River (II to IV) – Ducky, Kayak or Raft

Pucon Hotsprings & Lakes for kayaking. When its cold we negotiate to use nearby hotsprings for roll lessons. When its hot we use Lago Caburgua.


Advanced Pucon Chile Rivers to Kayak 

Lower Trancura (III to IV)

Upper Palguin River (III to IV+)

Lower Palguin (III to IV+)

Maichin Canyon (III+ to IV+)

Upper Fuy (III+ to IV+)

San Pedro River (II to IV) 

Liucura Wave to Trancura Confluence Chile Kayaking (III to III+)

Rio Claro (III+ to V)

Salto Blanco del Sur (IV)

Other advanced rivers descriptions coming soon: Coilaco 30 Footer, Maipo (Lower & Upper), Rio Nuble, Futaleufu


Chile Kayak Trips Featuring
San Pedro River

Pucon Classics Advanced

Multiple WEEKS Available
Advanced Chile Whitewater Kayaking Trip guarantees blue rivers, waterfalls, slides, and boofing all on world class creeking and big rivers.

Chile Kayak y Multi-Adventure Trips Calendar

Calendar details best white water kayak Chile and multi-sport adventure trips by month and skill. Links to trip data make reserving your trip easy.

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Other Beginner & Intermediate Trips We’re Offering

Rolls & Rivers Beginner Chile Kayak Trip

Rolls & Rivers Beginner Chile Kayak Trip

Multiple Dates Available
For BEGINNER (no experience required) kayakers keen to learn the combat roll and paddling fundamentals on Chile rivers. Bring a friend or meet new ones while you learn to kayak Chile rivers. All-inclusive

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