Mats Mats Bay

Paddle out through the harbor and scenic channel, watching for river otters on the right bank. Either paddle south past Colvos and Snake Rocks to Port Ludlow, or north for interesting rock formations to Oak Bay.

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On the Water

Mats Mats Bay to Port Ludlow

8.0 nm round trip, Difficulty: Sea Kayak III

Paddle out through the harbor and scenic channel, watching for river otters on the right bank and then south past Colvos and Snake Rocks to Port Ludlow. There is no public restroom at Port Ludlow.

Mats Mats Bay to Oak Bay

up to 12 nm round trip, difficulty: sea kayak III

Paddle out through the harbor and scenic channel, watching for river otters on the right bank and then north for interesting rock formations to Oak Bay. There are also many nice beaches along the way to make for a good stop or turn around point. Many turn around before reaching Oak Bay.

notes

  • An estimated tide level of +5 feet is required if launching from natural shore to avoid mud flats. A 0 ft tide is probably ok when launching from the boat ramp.
  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak III
  • Length: 8.0 nm
  • Land Manager: Port of Port Townsend
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
Map
  • MapTech Oak Bay to Commencement Bay No. 102
  • Sea Trails North Hood Canal, Dosewallips to Port Ludlow WA105
  • NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445
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  • Mats Mats Bay to Port Ludlow
  • Mats Mats Bay to Oak Bay
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