PTguide - Port Townsend and East Jefferson County, WA

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Kayaking in Port Townsend

Port Townsend and the waters around the Olympic Peninsula and the San Juan Islands provide some of the most spectacular sea kayaking in the nation. Admiralty Inlet and Port Townsend Bay at the head of Puget Sound have many miles of shoreline to explore and enjoy.

Kayak tours available daily during the summer, with opportunities to see wildlife along a guided trip. Rentals are available for experienced sea kayakers. The water is a great way to see Port Townsend, Fort Worden, Old Fort Townsend and Marrowstone Island, but that's only a start!

See Recreation Businesses in PT

Helpful Resources

Kayak Brinnon - Kayak Brinnon is located at Yelvik’s Beach on Hjelvicks Road and Hwy 101 North in Brinnon, WA. Hourly rentals are available at Yelvik’s Beach every day 10:00 am to 6:00 pm throughout the summer. Please call ahead for tours and deliveries.

Sport Townsend - Maps, kayaks and kayak gear.

Pygmy Boats - Wooden kayaks and kits made right here in PT! (360) 385-6143

Redfish Kayaks - Wood sea kayaks, canoes, and cedar-strip wood kayak kits made right here in PT! (360) 808-5488

US Coast Guard 13th District Pacific - Regional CG info and contacts.

Local Notice to Mariners - Important information for all boaters.

Westcoast Tide Predictions - for Port Townsend area.

Port of Port Townsend - Marine information, boat launches.

Recreation Passes of the Northwest

You'll need a Northwest Forest or Interagency Pass to recreate at any of the Olympic Peninsula area water trailheads. Which pass you need depends on how long you'll be staying or how often you'll making trips, but you can figure that out here. These work in Washington and Oregon. The Interagency Pass is the full deal for most places, including USDA Forest Service, National Park, Bureau of Land Management, Corp of Engineer and WA & OR State Parks. Daily passes are between $2 and $10. All passes are available to purchase online or at local stores like Sport Townsend.


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