Port Gamble Bay


Sea Kayak - Port Gamble Bay

Primarily for Kitsap Basic Students

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

Meet at Olympic Outdoor Center, Port Gamble at 0930.

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: SK II
  • Wind: < 10 kts
  • Waves: < 1 ft
  • Route: 
  • Distance:  8 nm
  • Pace: Appropriate
Kayaks and most gear can be rented from Olympic Outdoor Center.  

We'll explore Port Gamble Bay and Salsbury County Park. 

Drysuit required.  Bring lunch in dry bag or high mil plastic (trash compactor) bag and plenty of water.  And don't forget your chart (MapTech 100 is fine) and paddle completion sheet.

We'll be playing in the water a bit.  Paddling gloves and neoprene hood required. You may also want nose clip / goggles.  (I cannot play in pool or fresh water without nose clip, but am fine in salt water without nose clip.)



Port Gamble Bay

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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