Coastal Getaway: Oregon Adventures With Your Grandchild

A dune buggy, a fishing boat, a jet boat and your own two feet will carry you and your grandchild along the Oregon Coast as you enjoy time together on the beach and the open sea.
Rating (5)
Program No. 4745RJ
6 days
Starts at
1,499 / ADULT
1,049 / CHILD

At a Glance

Get in on the outdoor action in Oregon with your grandchild as you ride a dune buggy along sandy dunes, tiptoe along the rocky bottom of the ocean at low tide, speed down the Rogue River on a jet boat and float on the open sea on a fishing boat expedition. Assist volunteers at Washed Ashore to create art that will educate the world about plastic pollution, and learn all about local lighthouses. Plus, enjoy time on the beach as you get up close to marine life, play in tide pools and toast marshmallows around a bonfire!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day on mostly flat terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Set out on a deep sea fishing expedition to fish for rock fish on the open sea, and watch for sea lions nearby.
  • On a tide pool adventure with a naturalist expert at Sunset Bay, walk along the ocean floor at low tide to search for sea stars and mussels.
  • Feel the spray of the Rogue River on your face as you jet boat upriver for a dinner along the shore.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-11. For a similar adventure focused Oregon's cuisine, see "A Coastal Cook-Off: Farm-to-Table in Oregon With Your Grandchild" (#19786)!
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Geology of Oregon
by Elizabeth & William Orr; Ewart Baldwin
Most updated edition.
Pacific Coast
by Bayard & Evelyn McConnaughey
Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast
by Jim Pojar; Andy MacKinnon, ed.
The Northwest Coast: A Natural History
by Steward Schultz
All books are suggestions to offer an understanding of the natural history of the area
A Guide to Oregon South Coast History: Traveling the Jededia Smith Trail
by Nathan Douthit

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