Sea Kayak - Port Gamble Bay


Sea Kayak - Port Gamble Bay

Tacoma Branch MAKE-UP CLINIC Day FOR THE few persons who were unable to attend the water session in May 7 & 8, 2022 this clinic is not open to any others…..

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  • Sea Kayak III, Sea Kayak II
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 nm
  • Pace: 2

If you’re one of the students that is renting equipment from Olympic Outdoor Sports you should arrive at 10 AM or a little earlier as they are ready to give you all your equipment at that time; and they expect you to be there. This will allow you to get organized get your kayak and be ready to start preparing to get all your gear in your kayak by 10:30 which is the normal meet time for the rest of the class that have their Dry suit and Kayak stuff already.

We’ll meet at 10:30am at 47*51’24”N 122*34’53”W,  After acquiring your pre-arranged rental equipment.  We’ll have our beach Huddle about 11:15am.  Once we’re ready we’ll head out into Hood Canal towards the park near the Hood Canal bridge. Note * is the only sign I could locate that’s close to representing a degree Symbol.

Drysuit required:

bring if you own these:

VHF radio

tow belt

bring lunch and warm fluids 

Rentals links:

Olympic Outdoor Center phone number 360-297-4659

Dry Suit and Booties

Kayak, Paddle, Spray Skirt, Bilge Pump & Paddle Float:


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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