About Moonlight and Starlight Canoe Tours

Experience canoeing by the light of the moon, or beneath a sky full of stars on the Cascade Lakes!

Adventure: Wanderlust Tours is the premier destination for canoe tours in Bend, Oregon! Join us on this astounding paddle on the high elevation mountain lakes in the mighty Cascade Range. 

Naturalist Guided Experience: Our renowned naturalist guides will highlight the sweet spots on these stunning lakes that might not initially meet the eye. During our 2 hours on the water, along with the fun and intrigue, we may impart an understanding of heaven’s starlight illuminating the darkness. Age-old stories and myths mixed with astronomy will enlighten just as the stars do. The silence of the evening hours provides a chance to hear companions of the forest going about their evening activities.  Your crew will be energized with revelations about natural and cultural history that’ll keep your mind humming with delight long after you return home with fond memories of the tour.

Location: On this tour, you’ll take in the sights and sounds nighttime has to offer while paddling one of the beautiful, high-elevation Cascade Lakes. There is nothing more peaceful, or spectacular than being out on these pristine waters at night.

Our canoes have two paddling positions and include room in the middle for a third non-paddling passenger. Canoe tours are best for all ages and skill levels. The weight limit per canoe is 1100 lbs.

61535 S Hwy 97 Suite 13
Bend, OR 99702
  • 12.86 miles away from Wanderlust Tours


$100 per person


Recommended for children 12 and older


June - July 14: 8 PM - 12 AM
July 15 - Aug 14: 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Aug 15 - Oct 31: 7 PM - 11 PM


Departing from our office, 30-45 minutes one-way

  • Professional naturalist guide & award-winning interpretation
  • Gear: canoes, paddles, PFDs, headlamps
  • Transportation from our office to the River
  • Drinks: Hot Cocoa or local craft beer from Deschutes Brewery — Please indicate which you would prefer at time of booking.
  • Treats: Local dessert from Sparrow Bakery
    Gluten-free options for dessert are available. 
    Please request ahead of time.
  • Transportation departing from our office
  • Layers: warm clothing including a shell jacket for variable weather
    Your guide will help you to board and launch your boat without getting your feet wet whenever possible, so feel free to wear long pants and athletic shoes.
  • Miscellaneous Gear: Water bottle, camera (protect electronics with a waterproof case/bag), daypack (optional)