Port Gamble Bay


Sea Kayak - Port Gamble Bay

Student salt water paddle for the Basic Sea Kayaking course.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: 2 nm/hr

Olympic Outdoor Center 32379 North Rainier Avenue, Port Gamble WA 98364

Meeting Time: 10:00 am

For those who need to rent gear, including a drysuit, kayak, paddle, bilge pump, spray skirt and paddle float, reserve your gear as soon as you can through Olympic Outdoor Center Rentals:


Please reserve equipment as soon as possible to ensure the best selection of sizes.

Bring sufficient insulating clothing to be worn under the drysuit, as discussed in the prior class.

Bring water, lunch, and a snack as desired. Food will not be available to purchase at our lunch stop. Warm beverages and soup may be desired if the weather is cool.


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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