Port Gamble Bay


Sea Kayak - Hood Canal: Salsbury Point to Squamish Harbor

Student paddle from historic Port Gamble town and mill site to Hood Head. Once basic sea kayaking students have had the opportunity to register, all other sea kayakers are welcome to sign up.

  • Sea Kayak III
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: 2.5 nm/hr

Meet: 10 am at Olympic Outdoor Center, 32379 N Rainier Ave., Port Gamble WA. We will plan to launch at 11:00 am. For those who need to rent gear, please contact Olympic Outdoor Center directly to reserve equipment.

Immersion wear, either a drysuit or wetsuit (depending on weather)  is required. Wet exits and boat re-entries  will be needed so dress appropriately. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. 

We may have an optional post-paddle dinner to celebrate basic course granduation if desired.


Port Gamble Bay

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These eight essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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