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Port Gamble, Washington

Retail, Rental & Demo Facility

Port Gamble is a quiet, beautiful and fun place to paddle, and 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.

To ensure the health and safety of you and our staff, current guidelines require that all customers MUST wear a face covering at all times while working with Olympic Outdoor Center staff during Classes, Rentals, Trips, or Sales. THANK YOU.

What's Available

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

Port Gamble Store Hours

  May - Sept Oct - April
Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm CLOSED

* 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.

We Pay Sales Tax on All of Our Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards, 10% Off Accessories for Life, and Free Local Delivery within 30 Miles of Our Port Gamble, Washington Store

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 You Should Bring:
Comfortable quick drying clothing and footwear that can get wet. It 's good to have a general idea of where & how you intend to use your new kayak or paddle-board. Thinking about all the types of water you would want to paddle will help us, help you zero in on the right kayak or sup to get you on the water with confidence.

Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board Service and Repair:

Have a Kayak that is need of some TLC or upgrading? Take advantage of our over 30 years of experience to get your composite, rotomolded or thermoform kayak back up to speed.

Common work done: 
  • Rudder Installation and Repair (not all kayaks can be outfitted with a rudder)
  • Skeg repair or replacement
  • Seat / Back Band repair or replacement
  • Replace worn Deck Rigging
  • The addition of accessories: Rod Holders, Compasses etc...
Structural work done

(Composite&Thermoform Kayaks / SUP's):

  • Holes&Cracks
  • Crushing
  • Blown Seams
  • Leaking Cockpit Rims and or Cockpit Coaming
  • Re-Seal Skeg Box
  • Fin Box Replacement

*Some structural repairs will be sent out of house to our off site repair expert with over 30 years of composite repair and construction experience. Color matching is not guaranteed. All composite repairs have a one year guarantee. If the repair fails within a year we will fix it for free.

Car & Truck Rack Installation:

We offer free Thule and Yakima basic rack installations. Yes, free same day installation, when you call ahead, on most racks purchased from Olympic Outdoor Center. To ensure that we have exactly what you will need for your vehicle please give us a call, 360-297-4659 and provide the make, model and year of your vehicle. In some cases we may need to order fit kits which take 1-2 business days to arrive.

Get the correct Thule or Yakima rack system that works best for your needs the first time. Take advantage of our extensive knowledge and expertise to find the best rack solution that is easy to use, safe and looks good! 

If you already have a roof rack or gear mounts we can install them for you for $50.00

*We do not perform any install that requires drilling or any type of modification to your vehicle.


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 6 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.

Hourly Rental Rates

  1 Hr 2 Hrs 3 Hrs Day
Single Kayak $20 $30 $40 $90
Double Kayak $28 $38 $48 $120
Premium Kayak N/A N/A N/A $135
Mountain Bike $25 $35 $45 $55
Full-Suspension N/A $45 $55 $65

Off-Site Rental Rates

  Day Weekend Week Extra Day
Single Kayak $90 $145 $290 $55
Double Kayak $120 $185 $290 $65
Premium Kayak $135 $210 $420 $75
Mountain Bike $55 $95 $215 $40
Full-Suspension $65 $130 $285 $55
* Rates subject to change. Sales tax will be applied to all rentals and purchases.

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.