Written up in National Geographic Adventure, Backpacker and the New York Times Travel, joining one of our sea kayaking tours near Olympic National Park is an experience that is scenic, educational, and a great opportunity for wildlife viewing. Kayak touring is a way to get away from the crowds and soak up nature. 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. Please be sure to call us in advance for reservations, because our group sizes are intentionally kept small, the trips do fill up.
One of our favorite trips: kayak the beautifully rugged and rocky cliff shoreline on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. From the comfort of your sit inside kayak, enjoy viewing bald eagles, river and sea 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? Kayak touring 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 (sunset). The 9:00 AM trip is usually the best for wildlife with calmer conditions. Reservations are available online (April through September) or by phone. If your group size is larger than 8, you qualify for a private trip, please give us a call for reservations and details. Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more.
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9:00 AM and 1:30 PM Half Day Freshwater Bay
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.
Kayak around the most northwest point of the lower 48 where the Strait of Juan de Fuca enters the Pacific and see the rugged Washington coast as you may have only seen on postcards. Offered as a full day excursion for expert kayakers. In the autumn months of October and November, we are often very fortunate to paddle with the gray whales. Plan to join a kayak tour during these months as it is an absolutely amazing experience. This is a trip you won't forget.
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.
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. See below for rates
NW Adventure- Full Day Kayak and Bike w/ Lunch
Our rates include everything you need for a comfortable, 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. Our rates also include transportation from our store and a knowledgeable 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 the highest standards of safety, equipment, and guide training.
Two Hour- $57 Half Day- $77 Full Day $127
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. Discounts are available for groups of ten or more.