Email Marketing Campaigns

Email is still one of the most effective marketing strategies out there, period. If you’re considering starting a monthly newsletter, I guarantee your loyal followers will respond. I’ve been writing and managing email campaigns for my clients for five years, and have writing and web skills to get you some of the highest open rates out there… just ask Constant Contact. My client Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe was recently awarded the distinction of one of the highest open rates CC has ever seen.

Other notable clients:

Hilary Craig, CPA

Bend Paddle Trail Alliance

Lisa Lepine, Promotion Queen


A sample of a recent newsletter sent out to Tumalo Creek’s 3,000 + subscribers during the holiday


Paddler’s Post

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Twelve Days of Christmas

with Tumalo Creek!

Jan Brigham at Xmas Kayak
Jan Brigham goes all out!


Our Annual Christmas Kayak was a huge success, and we’d like to thank everyone so much for coming out and participating or cheering us on from the shore. We had over sixty paddlers out on the water last Friday Night for our biggest turn out ever.

Temps were below freezing but spirits were high, as kayaks and canoes circled in formation under the Old Mill Flagbridge. The only thing missing was Linda Hudder’s boombox blasting Christmas songs. If you missed the fun this year, plan on coming out next year. This is a great way to get into the spirit, and participate in an event that celebrates our wonderful lifestyle in Bend.


In this issue:
Twelve Days of Christmas
Kayak Delivery
Panama Adventure Week

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Twelve Great Gift Ideas for the Twelve Days of Christmas
Save 15% off store-wide now through December 24th 

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to meA Green Hurricane Santee
Hurricane Sante
One of our best selling rec boats, the Santee comes in both 116 and 126 lengths, is very stable, yet tracks like champ… with plenty of room for stowing gear for extended day trips.

Two Eddyline Sky 10s
Kayaks are better bought in twos! This is one of the most popular kayaks in Central Oregon because it is just the right size and weight to enjoy a relaxing day up on the Cascade Lakes.

Three Nemo PFDs (for the Grandkids)…

The Nemo is the right choice for the toddlers and infants in your family. The unique wrap-around floatation keeps your little one’s head out of the water. Great for the beach and the boat.

Four Basic Skills Kayaking Classes…

bright tourWe all have a good friend or neighbor we’ve been trying to get out on the water for years. Introduce them to the sport in a safe and fun atmosphere by signing them up for an intro to kayaking class with Tumalo Creek. Why not get one for yourselves to join your friends and brush up on your rescue techniques?

A Five-Day Trip to Panama!

kayak panamaWe all love winter here in Central Oregon, but by March, enough is enough. Put a end to the winter blahs and join Tumalo Creek on the trip of a lifetime down to Panama…

Six Tumalo Creek Sweatshirts

Everyone in your family (and extended family!) would be psyched to sport one of our 100% organic cotton t-shirts or sweat shirts.

A Seven-Foot Werner Paddle…

Okay, well, we actually measure these in centimeters (220 – 230 is average) but for the sake of the song, we’ll use feet this time around. As John Hise likes to say, put your money in your paddle! Heavy, inefficient paddles will bring fatigue on quick, so why not upgrade for the holidays? We’ve got a fantastic selection of paddles in stock by Werner, Swift, Aquabound and more. Come check it out!

Eight Hydroflasks!

These make the perfect stocking stuffer. We’ve got 21 oz. wide mouths in stock with the Tumalo Creek logo engraved on the side. Also great to send to relatives who need a little Bend in their lives.

Nine Witt Wear Rafting Shorts…

If you know someone who wears their Witt Wear everyday of the summer, I’m sure they’d appreciate another pair (or nine)… for laundry days.

Ten-foot-long Wilderness System Pungo…

A great balance of manageability, stability, speed and comfort… Lots of storage space too!

Eleven SUP Rentals (for your own private Group SUP Night!)

$200 gets you and your ten BFFs a private SUP Night out on the water, complete with a guide and a wine social on the back deck after the paddle.

Twelve Sea Line Dry Bags (you can never have enough)!!!












And some kayaks in a barely standing tree!



Free Christmas Eve Kayak Delivery

Santa Hise will bring your boat right to the (back) door! Keep that big gift a big surprise by having your new kayak delivered on Christmas Eve. Ho Ho Ho!

Panama Adventure Week!
Join Tumalo Creek on a kayaking, surfing, snorkeling and hiking adventure off the beaten path in South America.
kayak panamaPanama is the perfect destination for active adults looking to explore a country without the development of Costa Rica, but all the beauty and amenities. Join the staff at Tumalo Creek for Panama Adventure Week and enjoy a fully supported sea kayaking adventure around Isla Coiba, a tropical paradise complete with white sand beaches teeming with abundant wildlife including howler monkeys, sea turtles and many bird tropicsYou will be served gourmet meals and have ample opportunity to take advantage of snorkeling, jungle hiking, surfing, and star gazing after a long day of outdoor adventure.

Tumalo Creek’s Panama Adventure Week is scheduled for March 6 – 13 and includes five full days of adventure in Santa Catalina with accomodations and meals at Oasis Surf Camp. Guests will have the choice to partake in a three-day sea kayaking adventure for no extra charge, or stay behind at the resort to hone their surfing skills.

sunset surfCost is $1895 per person, not including airfare. The Tumalo Creek staff will pick guests up in Panama City the afternoon of March 6th and drop off on March 13.

In order to run this trip, we will need to book four or more guests. This trip will also run in March of 2014 if you’d like to plan ahead.

Please don’t hesitate to give Geoff a call on his cell if you have specific questions about this adventure or if you have any special needs or requests you’d like to discuss: 541.408.4855 or

From all of us here at Tumalo Creek, we wish you a wonderful holiday season!Sincerely,
Geoff Frank
Owner and GM
Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe
805 SW Industrial Way

Suite #6
Bend, Oregon 97702


Our NEW winter hours
1 p.m – 6 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.  on Sunday
Closed Monday & Tuesday
*Note we’ll be open early and on some Mondays and Tuesdays until Christmas, so give us a ring if you’d like to stop by during off hours, as we’ll probably be around!