Description San Pedro River for All Skills

The only river we offer to all skills because it’s so awesome is the San Pedro. Beginner and Intermediate kayakers we often offer ducky, pack raft, or raft support options. Advanced kayakers love the big water challenges and soft 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. 

Whitewater Kayak 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. 

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) coming soon. 

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 (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

Chile Week of Rivers – For Beginner Intermediate & Advanced Kayakers

Multiple Dates Available
Designed for groups with diverse skills – two groups go to intermediate and advanced rivers daily. Beginners and intermediates can safely learn while advanced chargers can lap waterfalls and get their boof on. Celebrate nightly around the fire.

Pucon Classics Advanced (III to IV)

Multiple WEEKS Available
MOST POPULAR. Want to up your kayaking game with the safety of world class coaches on rapids that will challenge and excite you? Trip guarantees blue rivers, waterfalls, slides, and boofing all on world class creeking and big rivers.

Pucon Classics Intermediate (II to III+)

Multiple Dates Available
Fifteen river sections for intermediate kayakers ready to up their game learning rapid navigation, self-scouting, piercing eddies, boofing, edge control, and explore Chile’s beautiful rivers. Bring a friend or bond with new ones during your daily challenges.

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Other Beginner & Intermediate Trips We’re Offering

Keeners & Families Chile Holidays

Keeners & Families Chile Holidays

Multiple WEEKS Available
The perfect vacation for Keeners to safely learn creeking and river running skills, and for families to have a menu of multi-adventures within Chile’s blessed Lakes and Volcanos District. Watch your Keener stick their first waterfall.

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Pucon Classics Intermediate (II to III+)

Pucon Classics Intermediate (II to III+)

Multiple Dates Available
Fifteen river sections for intermediate kayakers ready to up their game learning rapid navigation, self-scouting, piercing eddies, boofing, edge control, and explore Chile’s beautiful rivers. Bring a friend or bond with new ones during your daily challenges.

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