Mats Mats Bay


Sea Kayak - Mats Mats Bay to Port Ludlow

Traverse beautiful Mats-Mats Bay channel, then head north toward Oak Bay (instead of Port Ludlow)

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 nm

9:15am at the Mats-Mats Bay Boat Launch.

Directions: drive north across Hood Canal Bridge and follow signs to Port Ludlow. Continue north on Oak Bay Rd.  Turn right on Olympus Blvd, left on Verner Avenue, and proceed straight on Maple Lane to the boat launch. 

Parking is free of charge and port-a-potty facilities are available at launch.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty:  SKIII
  • Wind: <9 kts
  • Waves: <1.5 ft
  • Route: Out the channel, head north toward Oak Bay.
  • Distance:  6nm
  • Pace: Measured

If I don't know you already, when you email me for permission to sign up please provide a phone number. Thanks. Or call me at 360-710-0616

"Immersion wear" (wetsuit or drysuit) required and warm clothing recommended.

Bring Lunch, hot beverage recommended. Lunch on a beach.


Mats Mats Bay

  • MapTech Oak Bay to Commencement Bay No. 102

    Sea Trails North Hood Canal, Dosewallips to Port Ludlow WA105
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven 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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