SWritten up in National Geographic Adventure, Backpacker and the New York Times Travel, joining one of our sea kayaking excursions near Olympic National Park is an experience that is scenic, educational, and a great opportunity for wildlife viewing. You will be outfitted in all the gear and a stable kayak suitable for your paddling experience. We are a fully licensed and insured company with a 100% safety record; our #1 priority is your safety and comfort at all times. Please be sure to book online or call us in advance for reservations, because our group sizes are intentionally kept small, the trips do fill up.
One of our favorite trips: following the designated Whale Trail, kayak the beautifully rugged and rocky cliff shoreline of Freshwater Bay on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. From the comfort of your stable kayak, enjoy viewing bald eagles, otters, harbor seals, or maybe even a whale. Are you interested in birding? Freshwater Bay boasts aucklets, common loons, cormorants, surf scoters, pigeon guillemonts, harlequins, marbled murrelets, bald eagles, muerres, and phaloropes (just to name a few.) Are you interested in invertebrates? Sea kayaking Freshwater Bay will give you that close up view of aggregate sea anemones, sea stars, urchins, nudibranchs, mussels, barncacles, snails, and many many more. This is truly a wonderful trip for anyone that would like to explore a NW cliff laden shoreline with great opportunities for wildlife. Our guides know the places to take you for the best wildlife sightings; they also know all the areas protected from certain wind and weather conditions, therefore this guided kayak tour is suitable for most ages and abilities.
Trips are scheduled at: 9:00 AM, 1:30 PM and 6:00 PM ( 2 hr. sunset). The 9:00 AM half day trip is the best for wildlife with calmer conditions.
For your convenience, the most popular trips are available to reserve online, simply click the trip specific "blue book online here" tabs below for a completely secure one step process, super easy from start to finish. All other trips can be reserved by phone any time of the year. Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more.
The 9:00 AM half day sea kayaking trip is available year round by advance reservation.
See below for rates
9:00 AM and 1:30 PM Half Day Freshwater Bay
Lake Crescent- Olympic National Park
Explore the crystal clear blue waters of glacially formed Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park; surrounded by Storm King, Pyramid and Sourdough Mtns., you'll paddle along the historical Spruce Railroad Trail to the deeply gorged Devil's Punchbowl- keep your eyes open for bald eagles, deer, salamanders and a variety of birds while learning the historical and cultural significance of this Olympic Peninsula gem. Please give us a call to reserve your day of Lake Crescent kayaking (360) 417-3015.
This trip is available through September 30.
Kayak and Mountain Bike- Our Favorites Combined
Live the NW life by sea kayaking beautiful Freshwater Bay in the morning, followed by lunch, then exploring the forest while mountain biking the Adventure Route in the afternoon. This is the ultimate combination for a day of NW outdoor recreation at its best. You don’t need to coordinate a thing, we have taken care of all the details on this full day excursion. This trip meets at 9:00 AM and ends at 5:00 PM, includes all transportation, equipment, lunch, expert guides, and all the scenery you want. Experience level: novice to advanced, great for people who want to be outside soaking up all the beauty of forest and coast. This trip is available year round with advance reservation. See below for rates
NW Adventure- Full Day Kayak and Bike w/ Lunch
Dungeness Spit National Wildlife Refuge
We invite you to join us for this kayak trip out to the historic lighthouse. Escorted by harbor seals, various waterfowl, and bald eagles, we'll kayak along the longest natural sand spit in the country. Once at the lighthouse we'll relax with lunch and explore the historic buildings, which are now maintained by the U.S. Lighthouse Society. This is truly a memorable full day kayak tour. Please give us a call (360) 417-3015 to reserve your Dungeness Spit kayak trip, minimum 3 people. This trip is available through September 30.
Our rates include everything you need for a complete and enjoyable day on the water. You will be outfitted in gear that is clean and will keep you warm and comfortable including farmer john wetsuit, neoprene boots, gloves, paddle jacket, and pfd (lifejacket.) You can expect to be kayaking in a standard kayak with a rudder or skeg, both tandem and single person kayaks are available. A number of different kayak options are available depending on your experience and size; our goal is that you are comfortable at all times. Also included are transportation from our store and a knowledgeable, caring, professional guide. Our rates are all inclusive; we do not "add on" when you show up. We are a fully licensed and insured company, maintaining a 100% safety record with the highest standards of equipment and guide training. Your safety and enjoyment is our #1 priority.
Two Hour Sunset- $59, Half Day- $79, Full Day- $129
Youth Rates (12 and under) when accompanied by 2 adults- Two Hour Sunset- $39, Half Day- $59
Do you prefer a private tour specifically developed to meet your individual or group goals? Whether you are an organization interested in team building skills, group development, and solution based problem solving or an individual simply looking to escape from a group setting, a private outting may very well be just the ticket. We have arranged private outtings for everyone from corporations, anniversaries, birthdays, and advanced level kayakers. Let us know what you would like to accomplish and we'll make it happen. Private rates are door to door $65/hour for the first person and $20 additional per person for groups less than 8 people, minimum 2 hours.