Olympic Peninsula Kayaking

Kayaking and Boating

Port Townsend and the waters around the Olympic Peninsula and the San Juan Islands provide some of the most spectacular sea kayaking in the nation. Admiralty Inlet and Port Townsend Bay at the head of Puget Sound have many miles of shoreline to explore and enjoy.

Kayak tours available daily during the summer, with opportunities to see wildlife along a guided trip. Rentals are available for experienced sea kayakers. The water is a great way to see Port Townsend, Fort Worden, Old Fort Townsend and Marrowstone Island, but that's only a start!

See Recreation Businesses in PT

Helpful Resources

Hood Canal Adventures - Located at Yelvik’s Beach on Hjelvicks Road and Hwy 101 North in Brinnon, WA. Hourly rentals available every day 10am to 6pm throughout the summer. Please call ahead for tours and deliveries. 360-301-6310

Pygmy Boats - Wooden kayaks and kits made right here in PT! 360-385-6143

Redfish Kayaks - Wood sea kayaks, canoes, and cedar-strip wood kayak kits made right here in PT! 360-808-5488

US Coast Guard 13th District Pacific - Regional CG info and contacts.

Local Notice to Mariners - Important information for all boaters.

Westcoast Tide Predictions - for Port Townsend area.

Port of Port Townsend - Marine information, boat launches.

Recreation Passes of the Northwest

You'll need a Recreation Pass to use any of the Olympic Peninsula area trailheads, boat launches and campsites. Which pass you need depends on how long you'll be staying or how often you'll making trips, but you can figure that out here. WA State Parks require a Discover Pass.

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