Olympic Outdoor Center
Our professional, fun guides have lead kayak tours for 26 years and our main goal is always that every participant has have a trip they’ll remember with a smile for the rest of their lives.

All tours include professional guides, personally fitted equipment, paddling instruction and safety equipment.

All regularly scheduled tours can be run as a group or private tour. We can accommodate groups of up to 80 people!

For more information, read on or contact our program director at programs@kayakproshop.com / 360.297.4659.

Paddle Bainbridge

July 13-14, 2013

This trip is one of the best paddles in the northwest, with views of Mount Rainier, Puget Sound islands, the Seattle Skyline and bountiful wildlife.

Bring your own human-powered watercraft or use one of ours, paddle on your own or join our guided tour, join for the weekend (26 miles) or just one day (13 miles), but don't miss this trip!

Bring friends and family--this circumnavigation of beautiful Bainbridge Island is a wonderful paddle for all ages and experience levels. All food, parking and camping is included. You can also stay in your own vehicle at the campground.

Paddle Kitsap

August 10-11, 2013

This 20-mile overnight trip is one of the Northwest's premier kayaking events. We paddle from Poulsbo to Silverdale, with an overnight at Illahee State Park.

All human-powered watercraft are welcome ~ bring your own or rent a kayak or standup paddleboard from us..
All ages and experience levels will love this trip ~ we hope you'll join us!

Wildlife Kayak Tour

Poulsbo's Liberty Bay has an incredibly rich marine environment, with Harbor Seals who raise their babies on the windbreaks, Bald Eagles, Osprey and other bird life, and all kinds of crabs and other creatures.

We leave from our dock in downtown Poulsbo and within minutes we're paddling with seals and other wildlife.

This tour includes stable double kayaks, a brief lesson and all equipment. We paddle on a protected bay, so no experience is needed and all ages are welcome!

Saturdays June 8-September 15 from 10:30-12:30. For more information and to reserve your spot, click on Details.

Location: Meet at the Poulsbo Marine Science Center in downtown Poulsbo

Private Tours

Private Tours are available for all ages, any time, year round. We can accommodate groups of up to 80 people.

Our specialties: birthdays, class groups, Scout troops, employee groups, friends and families.

We have special rates for groups, especially Military, Scouts and Schools.

Contact our program director to create your trip today! programs@kayakproshop.com or 360.297.4659.

Sunset Tours

Kayaks or standup paddleboards.

Sunset Tours are a blissful experience! Visit Seals, Eagles and other wildlife as we paddle into the sunset in either Poulsbo, Port Gamble, Bainbridge Island or Silverdale.

No experience needed, all ages welcome. These two hour tours are great for friends, family, office outings, dates, birthday parties and anyone who needs a peaceful break from the norm. They're available for private groups only, so the tour will be catered to your desires and skill level. Choose kayaks or standup paddleboards, or have a combination of both for groups!

Available any night of the summer two hours before sunset (6:30-8:30 or 7:00-9:00 in the summer).

For more information and to schedule your delicious tour, contact our program director: programs@kayakproshop.com or (360) 297-4659. Please give us at least two weeks advance notice if possible.

Overnight Cabin

Treat yourself, friends and family on a kayak trip across the Hood Canal.

Paddle from our Port Gamble beach to our fully furnished house on the shore, where you can fish, explore, have a campfire or sit back on the beach and watch the sun set over the canal. This is an amazing experience you'll never forget.

To book your trip, contact us today: (360) 297-4659, 1-800-592-5983 or programs@kayakproshop.com

Overnight Camping

Paddle on the Hood Canal to one of three camping locations: our private campground, a beautiful Washington Water Trails site or at Kitsap Memorial State Park.

This can be a self-guided or instructional trip. BR>
To book your trip, contact us today: (360) 297-4659, 1-800-592-5983 or programs@kayakproshop.com.

Tour Forms

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Customer Comments

Thank you so much again for the fabulous lesson today! We all had an absolute blast. When Kendall’s mom dropped Kate off at our house this afternoon, the girls were begging us to go tomorrow. They were offering to pay for it, even! I think we’ve got some lifelong SUPers on our hands...

Just wanted to drop a line and say thanks to Spring and the rest of the fine folks at Olympic Outdoor Center for the hospitality you showed to the kids from Midlothian High School's Aquatic Science class. The kids (and I) had a blast on the water, and the visit to Port Gamble Environmental Lab was a surprise treat. I think that may have sealed my daughter's aspirations to become a marine biologist.
Jim Steele, Father and Chaperone

I very much plan to keep doing SUP outings and plan to do Paddle Bainbridge 2013! I had a great time!! The people, the food (crab!!) - and oh, the music - yay! yay! yay! Kudos to you, John, Forest and Katie - thanks a mil!

Thank you again for scheduling the Saturday outing for our group. It was wonderful, Hawk was an excellent instructor and everyone had a great time, and 4 of us would like to sign up for the SK-2 class this Thursday evening.
~Julia Atwood

I just wanted to say what great camp our son had this week with Maile and Ruebin, Spring Courtright's instructors for the Outdoor Adventure Camp. He has not done an intense camp like this without an aid, and he had a fantastic week from what I can tell. Kudos for this camp and its organization and instructors!

I ran into several people this weekend who took part of your latest Adventure Camp and they LOVED it. Truly, they were incredibly impressed and are looking forward to see what we will be offering in upcoming seasons. One of them also took the SUP class and said it was one of the best classes she has ever taken. Think I’ll have to bring my wife along for the next class on a sunny day.
Great job,
Jeff Ozimek, Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Recreation Outdoor Recreation Coordinator

I actually went to the shop two weekends ago to buy the boys their wetsuits. They stocked a lot of really great equipment for my kayak building projects. It is good to know that they can order items that are not on the website as well, as I am always looking for parts that are difficult to find sometimes.