Day Trip Planner

If you need help planning your next kayak or stand up paddleboard adventure, you are in the right place. This article has some helpful tips and local knowledge to get you started.

We will cover popular kayak destinations and great day trips that our guides do on a regular basis. However, safety is priority when planning any trip, so please have a understanding of Puget Sound tides and weather before undertaking any adventure.

Popular Destinations:

Poulsbo > Keyport
This is a short 2 mile paddle in Liberty Bay. The bay is mostly protected, but there might be some small waves towards the southern end near Keyport. Currents can also get strong near Keyport, so we recommend you go during slack tide. Expect to see tons of wildlife, especially seals, but remember to keep your distance.

Poulsbo > Old Man House State Park
This is a 6 mile paddle going from Liberty Bay through Agate Pass to Old Man House State Park in Suquamish. We recommend only intermediate to advance paddlers try this route. The currents in Agate Pass are very strong and when you plan your trip, you want to make sure you are going with the tides.

Poulsbo > Fay Bainbridge

Bainbridge Eagle Harbor > Blake Island
Bainbridge Eagle Harbor > Blakely Rock
Bainbridge Eagle Harbor > Fort Ward State Park
Bainbridge Eagle Harbor > Fay Bainbrige State Park

Port Gamble > Hood Head State Park
Port Gamble > Salisbury Point County Park
Port Gamble > Kitsap Memorial State Park

Silverdale > Chico Boat Launch
Silverdale > Port Tracyton
Silverdale > J.A. & Anna Smith Children's Park

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