Ride the Tide: Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails Anniversary Paddle Rendezvous ‑ June 8, 2024

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Join us and Experience the thrill and excitement of Ride the Tide as we commemorate the tenth year anniversary of Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails with a fun day of kayaking and paddle boarding. Celebrate with friends old and new, and take in the natural beauty of the Peninsula's shorelines. Don't miss this once a year opportunity and Ride the Tide!

We are calling all paddlers and friends of the water trail, join us this year to paddle and play as we celebrate 10 Years of the National Water Trail designation.  

info Kayaks must be fully compartmentalized (bulkheads or flotation front & back). Those not renting will also need to bring a life jacket, bilge pump & paddle float.

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The Ride the Tide paddle is about six miles and will take 2-3 hours to complete. Starting at the Tracyton Boat Ramp, we will paddle through the Port Washington Narrows with the current and finish at the beach in SIlverdale, WA.

In June 2014, the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail was designated a National Water Trail by the National Park Service, one of only a handful in the country. Our 371 mile trail encompasses all of the Kitsap Peninsula and is one of the most spectacular paddling destinations in the world. Come out and join us as we celebrate the wonderful, majestic and diverse natural resources the peninsula has to offer.

Not able to make it this time, but still want to have some fun out on the water? Click here for our Summer Calendar!

What's Included:

  • Water & Snack Pack
  • $5 donation to Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails
  • Guided Tour

Optional Services:

  • Kayak Rental
  • Shuttle - Transportation


  • 11:00 am registration OPEN
  • 2:00 pm Paddle begins
  • 4:00 pm Paddle end in SIlverdale
  • Rest of schedule to be updated in 2024

Shuttle Information (optional):

Please be patient we have enough capacity to shuttle 28 paddlers at a time, there may be up to 1 hour delay between shuttles. If you need to leave in a hurry after the event, it is best to take the early shuttle, if not,  let us know and we will do our best to put you in one of the first shuttles after the event.

Where to Meet:

Start - Port Orchard Boat Ramp

End - Port of Silverdale Boat Ramp

What to Wear:

The paddle will go Rain or Shine. The only way we would cancel is if there were high winds or other severe conditions.

  • Sun Hat

  • Sun screen & lip balm

  • Comfortable shoes that can get wet

  • Outdoor Clothing that can get wet.

What to Bring:

  • All electronics in waterproof cases or double ziplock bags

  • Bring extra set of clothes and leave in your vehicle for after the trip

* We are providing bottled water and snacks (fruit, granola bars) but you will want to bring your own food if you have allergies or specific needs.

Need to Rent Equipment for the Event?

We have single kayaks, double kayaks and stand up paddlebaords available to rent for the event. All rentals include individually fitted personal flotation device and paddle. Kayak rentals include a bilge pump and paddle float. A short lesson or refresher is also included with each rental, as well as help with fitting of all equipment. All rental equipment will be delivered to and picked up from the event by us.

Note: Kayaks must be fully compartmentalized (bulkheads or flotation front & back) and seaworthy; no missing hatches or broken parts. Those not renting will also need to bring a life jacket, which must be worn at all times, a whistle, bilge pump & paddle float. Due to the challenge of the course Recreational Kayaks (10 feet and under) or kayaks without proper bow and stern flotation will not be allowed. Does it float or sink if capsized?

Ride the Tide Safety Considerations:

We will be riding the current through Port Washington Narrows. It will be flowing around 4-5 knots which is fast, like a river. It is important that we follow the following safety procedures which will be covered in the safety meeting. There are also the bridge abutments on two Bridges to be avoided.

We will be crossing the ferry lane in Bremerton. In order to do so in an orderly and safe manner we will group up and paddle straight across the lane together.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I need to Register?
Yes, this is a supported paddle and all participants must register whether using your own equipment or our rentals.
Who can Paddle in the Event?
Anyone with an adequate human powered craft. (Kayak, Canoe, Paddleboard, etc.) Your craft must meet coast guard requirements and you can not exceed manufacturer limits. We want to make sure everyone is in a sea worthy craft and has fun.
Can I bring alcohol?
NO, this is a family friendly event and state and federal laws do not allow you to drink and paddle.


What if I am renting equipment, where do I meet?

All of your equipment (Boat/Board, PFD, paddle,safety gear) will be at the start of the trip in Port Orchard.

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