Mats Mats Bay


Sea Kayak - Mats Mats Bay to Port Ludlow

Mats Mats to Port Ludlow

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

8:45am at the Mats Mats Bay Boat launch.

Directions: drive north from Port Ludlow 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. Bring lunch..

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

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: <11 kts
  • Waves: <2 ft
  • Route: The paddle will begin at Mats Mats Bay and depart through the scenic and narrow channel leading to Admiralty Inlet. We will then paddle south, staying near shore, between Colvos Rocks and Snake Rocks.
  • Distance:  8nm
  • Pace: Moderate

Mats Mats Bay

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    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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