This tour has quickly become our most popular, and for good reason! Paddling amongst the bioluminescence at night on Port Gamble bay is an experience you will remember for a lifetime.
Start with a Kayak lesson (or refresher) and then enjoy Bioluminescence viewing on Port Gamble Bay. Your are more than welcome to bring your own kayak or SUP, the cost of the tour will still be the same. We use stable double sit-on-top kayaks.
Please bring a head lamp if you have one to be worn during the tour.
Bioluminescence Tours begin and end at our beach in Port Gamble and will last about 2 hours.
The cost of the tour includes: Guide, Kayak, Paddle, PFD, Boat light, head lamp, and Safety Equipment. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. We hope to see you out on the water!
You will almost certainly see Bioluminescence. Bioluminescence is an amazing natural phenomenon in which an organism produces and emits light due to a chemical reaction where the chemical energy is converted into light energy. When disturbed the organisms give off light such as when you paddle a kayak. There may also be amazing sunsets over the Olympics as well as paddling beautiful Port Gamble Bay.
(We paddle in Light Rain. We do not paddle in high winds or lightning. It is COLD on the water at night so dress WARM.)
If bringing electronics (phone, camera, etc.) put in dry bag or Double baggie or provide a waterproof case.
Put Your name on all of your belongings, we are not responsible for lost or stolen gear especially phones, cameras, watches, etc.
Tipping your guides are always a nice gesture for excellent service.
Meet times vary according to when sunset occurs, Time will be between 8pm and 9:30pm, you will be notified before your trip of the meet time. (Bio only comes out when it is pitch dark).
Usual meet times by month: June (9:30pm), July (9:30pm), August (9:00pm) but theses can vary by 30 minutes.
The tour will end 2 hours AFTER the meet time. Later is better for viewing Bio. Please note that you will not be able to catch a ferry after the paddle.
Olympic Outdoor Center Port Gamble
We will meet at our beach launch; from Rainier Ave., take a right at the stop sign, head down the hill and you will see our shipping container straight ahead through the gate.
Phone: (360) 297-4659
Olympic Outdoor Center
32379 Rainier Ave.
Port Gamble, WA 98364