Mats Mats Bay


Sea Kayak - Mats Mats Bay to Port Ludlow

Paddle from Mats Mats Bay to Port Ludlow and back, including rocks North of Mats Mats.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

Meet at Mats Mats bay at 10:00am. 

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: <12 kts
  • Waves: <2 ft
  • Route: Meandering
  • Distance:  8 nm
  • Pace: Moderate

We'll paddle from Mats Mats to Port Ludlow and back, exploring the scenic shoreline South of Mats Mats Bay along the way and stopping in Port Ludlow for a snack. We may also include a short side trip along the rocky shore North for a mile to Olele Point, weather permitting. Depending on wind direction and speed, we may paddle North into Oak Bay instead.

Bring a snack or lunch. Immersion wear required.


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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