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.
Dont see your Date Available? Check our Full Moon Bioluminescence tour for more dates. This tour is divided into 2 separate pages, none full moon dates (this one) and Full Moon nights. Please check both for available dates.
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Just a Note: Our activities go rain or shine. If YOU cancel or decrease the number of participants in your party the following cancellation policies apply. These firm policies ensure all of our guests are treated equally and fairly.
Substitutions: You may substitute another person for your reservation up to 48 hours prior to the event. You must call Olympic and get approval (this may not be approved under certain circumstances) of any changes for this to be valid.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your upcoming activity with Olympic Outdoor Center, please contact us. Changes, modifications and cancellations to upcoming trips, courses or lodging can by made by calling our reservations team at (360) 297-4659.Unless otherwise specified (like youth camps), all minors (17 and under) require the presence of an adult during activities.
0-3 Days Before Reservation:
Guest will be responsible for the full amount of reservation.
4-13 Days Before Reservation:
Cardholder will receive a 50% reservation-booking voucher, to be used within one year of the canceled date on an activity reservation.
14-29 Days Before Reservation:
Guest will receive a reservation-booking voucher for the full reservation amount, less a 5% cancellation fee. Voucher to be used within one year of the canceled date on an activity reservation.
30+ Days Before Reservation:
Guest will receive a full refund, less a 5% cancellation fee.
Want some pizzazz for your tour? Special FIREWORKS evenings on Port gamble Bay are provided by local enthusiasts that set off fireworks across the bay at Point Julia adjacent to our facility during the tour. We can not guarantee that there will be fireworks but in the past there have been fireworks from June 26th to July 8th.
Start with a Kayak lesson (or refresher) and then enjoy Bioluminescence viewing on Port Gamble Bay. We use stable double sit-on-top kayaks. Your are more than welcome to bring your own kayak or SUP however the cost of the tour will still be the same.
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!
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.
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 will paddle even in light rain. We will not paddle in high winds or lightning. It will be cold on the water at night so dress warmly.
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.
Start time varies depending on the month, you will be notified before your trip of the meet time if it changes. (Bio only comes out when it is pitch dark).
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 Kingston ferry after the paddle but Bainbridge Ferry has a 12:55pm ferry. Ferry Times change PLEASE CHECK USING THIS LINK.
Olympic Outdoor Center Port Gamble
32379 N Rainier Ave Port Gamble WA 98364
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.
Olympic Outdoor Center
P.O. Box 236
32379 Rainier Ave.
Port Gamble, WA 98364
Phone: (360) 297-4659
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