Port Gamble Bay


Sea Kayak - Port Gamble to Foulweather Bluff Preserve

Tacoma branch, Basic Sea Kayak Student Paddle. If you need to rent a kayak and dry suit. This paddle is one of three paddles you’ll be able to rent your stuff at the Launch location from (Olympic Outdoor Center, in Port Gamble, has a Mountaineer’s deal for you) location All students should request permission to join paddle from Primary Leader. THIS ACTIVITY IS NOW OPEN TO ALL BRANCH STUDENTS

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  • Sea Kayak II, Sea Kayak III/IV
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.75 nm
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: 2.8

We’ll meet at 10:30am at 47*51’24”N 122*34’53”W,  

there’s Porta -potty- rest rooms here.

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 north along shore up to Fowl Weather Bluff park Reserve have lunch and return same way we had come.

Be-sure to bring your Completed Paddle Competition Sheet A paper version in a zip lock bag for discussion at lunch.

We’ll do all your rescues at some point during the paddle.

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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