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Sea Kayak - Quilcene Bay to Toandos Peninsula

This day trip will cross Dabob Bay from Whitney Point Fish Hatchery to the western shore of the Toandos Peninsula.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate

We will meet at 9am at the Whitney Point Fish Hatchery, located at the end of Bees Mill Road in Quilcene, Wa. The meeting place is about 1 hour from Kingston. From Kingston, take 104 W to Center Road, take Center Road South to intersect Hwy 101 S in Quilcene. Follow 101 S to Bees Mill Road (next left after Walker Rd). From Bainbridge or Bremerton, follow Hwy 3 North to Port Gamble and pick up Hwy 104W.

The Whitney Point Fish Hatchery is at the end of Bees Mill Road. There is free parking and a bathroom there. A Discovery Pass is required for parking.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and plan to paddle in up to these conditions (view the sea kayak difficulties definitions on our Activity Types, Difficulties & Prerequisites page):

  • Difficulty: SKIII
  • Wind: up to 15 kts
  • Waves: up to one foot
  • Currents: weak and variable
  • Distance:  11.0 nm
  • Pace: moderate

Quilcene Bay to Toandos Peninsula

  • NOAA Hood Canal South No. 18458

    Sea Trails South Hood Canal Dabob Bay WA201

    MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100
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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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