Port Gamble Bay


Sea Kayak - Port Gamble to Foulweather Bluff Preserve & Hood Head

North Hood Canal Double Cross: Launch from the historic Port Gamble spit, paddle north to the Nature Conservancy's sunny Foulweather Bluff Preserve, cross Hood Canal to Tala Point, paddle south to Hood Head to explore Wolf Property State Park before crossing at the Hood Canal Bridge and returning to Port Gamble.

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  • Sea Kayak III/IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: 3.2 kts

Meet at 9:00 am for a 10:00 am launch at Olympic Outdoor Center's seaside kiosk located at the old  Mill Site below the historic town of Port Gamble. 

Bring  appropriate gear  for a late winter paddle, Warm thermos lunch and beverages may be enjoyable.

Wind forecasts exceeding the SK rating will cancel or modify the trip.


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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