Port Gamble, Washington

Port Gamble is a quiet, beautiful and fun place to paddle where you may see some of the resident harbor seals or visiting porpoises. Paddle in Port Gamble Bay, Hood Canal or both! You're likely to have spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and be visited by marine wildlife. For more fun, rent a mountain bike and Ride the epic 4000 acre Port Gamble Stottelmeyer trails from our store. Port Gamble trails offer everything from mild double track logging roads to steep single track. We include a map with every rental and will help you select your route. There are enough trails to plan up to 30 miles in one day.


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What's Available

  • Retail Sales of Kayaks, Paddleboards & Gear
  • Free Demos of Kayaks & Paddleboards
  • Single & Double Sit-on-Top Kayak Rentals
  • Mountain Bike Rentals
  • Kayak Service & Repair
  • Car & Truck Rack Installation

Port Gamble Hours

Summer Winter
Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm CLOSED

* Summer hours generally run May through Labor Day. Rentals available weather permitting. We recommend giving us a call at (360) 297-4659 to check on local conditions. Rentals must return at least 30 minutes before closing. Last rentals go out no later than an hour and a half before closing.

At Olympic Outdoor Center we sell a wide array of Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards and all the accessories to go with them. Replacement Parts, Dry Suits, Kayak Paddles, PFD's, Spray Skirts, Vehicle Racks and much more! Stop on in to check out the latest and greatest Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard Gear from industry leading manufactures!

Olympic Outdoor Center strives to provide the best possible experience for all of our customers, through unparalleled customer service, expert advice and top notch instruction. It is our goal to provide a fun, safe environment and community for all; in order to nurture and inspire exploration in the outdoors.  We are committed to providing reliable and functional gear. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason we will return or exchange it for you as per our returns policy.

When selecting a new Kayak or SUP we understand that the process can be a bit overwhelming. There are just so many choices out there, how are you supposed to choose the piece of equipment that is right for you and your needs? Olympic Outdoor Center is open year round in Port Gamble, WA to provide our customers with not only a year round source for top quality paddling gear, but to also act as a resource to help perspective buyers make informed and educated decisions.

Choosing the right piece of equipment will help you to further enjoy your time on the water.  You will be able to stay out longer, be more comfortable and stay safe.  A large and integral part of that decision hinges on your ability to try before you buy.  That is why we offer free Kayak and SUP demos year round.

What's Included with Rentals

All Rentals include a basic instruction from our fun, knowledgeable staff, guidance of the local area and conditions, as well as a safety talk. Kayak rentals include boat, paddle, life jacket, paddle float, and bilge pump. Mountain Bike rentals include fitted bike, helmet, trail map, and repair kit.

On-site rentals are first-come, first-served. We do not take reservations for on-site hourly rentals unless you have a group of 8 or more. Please call us at (360) 297-4659 for group or off-site rentals.

Weekend rentals may be picked up after 3pm Friday and returned by noon Monday. Off-site rentals must be carried on roof racks which meet our approval. They may not to be carried in the bed of a pickup truck, or on the roofs of cars without suitable racks.

Please see our Rental Terms & Conditions. You can save time by filling out our Rental Release Form beforehand.

Day Trips

Coming from across the water? Our store and rental facility in historic Port Gamble is only about a 20 minute drive from the Kingston Ferry Dock.


Overnight & Camping

From our Port Gamble beach there are amazing overnight trip options: Kitsap Memorial State Park, the beautiful, secluded Washington Water Trails campsite, Seabeck's Scenic Beach State Park, or do an amazing multi-day trip in the Canal. Distances listed are for round trip travel in nautical miles (1 nautical mile = 1.15 miles)

Camping Destinations:
  1. Hood Head State Park - 6NM
  2. Kitsap Memorial State Park - 8NM
  3. Dosewallips State Park - 42NM

Weather & Conditions

Note: Port Gamble is not recommended for first timers or beginners, the bay is wide and open to the elements and there is little boat traffic to help in a rescue. We recommend selecting our Poulsbo location for beginners which is at the end of a protected bay.