Cancelled for 2020. Join the Ride the Tide Rendezvous to celebrate the Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails. You may join the guided ride using your own gear or sign-up to rent gear from Olympic. We are calling all paddlers and friends of the water trail, join us this year to paddle and play as we celebrate the National Water Trail designation. Read more
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 boat ramp in Port Orchard.
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!
The paddle will start from here at 9:30 am. There is limited parking so please plan on parking in Port Orchard and shutting with members of your household back to Tracyton so you can have a car in Port Orchard.
End - Port Orchard Boat Launch: 533 Bay St, Port Orchard, WA 98366
We will unfortunately not be running a shuttle this year due to COVID restrictions. Please arrange for rides / shuttles from members or your household.
* We are providing bottled water and snacks but you will want to bring your own if you have allergies or specific needs.
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.
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 the Warren Ave Bridge 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.
Please maintain social distancing requirements of 6ft during all phases of the paddle: Registration , Launching, paddling and landing.
We will be providing direction to participants at all phases to help ensure a measure of 6 feet between participants.
What if I am renting equipment, where do I meet?
All of your equipment (Boat/Board, PFD, paddle,safety gear) will be at the putin in Tracyton, so meet us in Tracyton. If you want your car in Port Orchard, drive to Port Orchard and shuttle back to Tracyton with members of your household.
Check back here often for more answers to FAQ's.
It is our goal to provide reasonably priced, quick shipping to our customers, both domestically and abroad. We know your needs vary, so we offer a range of options from economical to expedited.
Free shipping applies to orders shipped to anywhere in the contiguous Unites States and is available on most orders over $49.00. We ship via the US Postal Service or UPS, at our discretion. If you have carrier preference, please select a paid option. Due to size and weight constraints, some products are excluded from this offer. Exclusions consist of Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards, One piece Whitewater Paddles, Stand Up Paddles, and Board bags. Read about oversized shipments.
We are pleased to offer free international shipping on many orders over $750.00 USD. Free International shipping does not apply to orders that include oversize items such as one piece paddles or inflatable kayaks. Read about international shipments.
We strive to process all orders within 24 hours. Our Shipping department operates from 10:00am to 3:30pm PST Monday through Friday. While we work to maintain inventory of all products and options listed as available, this is not always possible. If this is the case we will attempt to notify you, the customer, in a timely manner, and work to get the item, or a suitable substitute, shipped out as soon as possible.
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|First Class Mail||2-5 Days||3 Day Select||1-3 Days|
|Priority Mail||1-3 Days||2nd Day Air||1-2 Days|
|Priority Mail Express||1-2 Days||Next Day Air||Overnight|
* Estimated delivery times in business days (Monday-Friday). Express, Next day, 2nd day, and 3 day options must be received by Noon PST to achieve these timelines. Insurance not included. Priority Mail, First Class Mail, UPS 3-Day and UPS Ground do not guarantee delivery dates.
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|Priority Mail Express Int'l||3-5 Days||Worldwide Express||1-3 Days|
* For many major markets. Actual number of days may vary based on destination, and customs delays. Estimated delivery times in business days (Monday-Friday). Expedited and Express options must be received by Noon PST to achieve these timelines. Insurance not included.
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Carriers impose varying size restrictions on international shipments and as such not all shipment methods will be available for all products. These restrictions include, but are not limited to, One-Piece Kayak and SUP Paddles which can not be shipped internationally via the United States Postal Service. You may select to ship the items via UPS or choose to custom order a break-down configuration. Kayak paddles can be ordered in 2 or 4 piece configurations, SUP paddles can be ordered in a 3 piece travel configuration.
Due to the oversize nature of one piece whitewater and SUP paddles, and recent changes in the shipping industry, standard shipping on these items starts at $14.95. One-Piece Kayak and SUP Paddles cannot be shipped internationally via the United States Postal Service. You may select to ship the items via UPS or choose to custom order a break-down configuration. Kayak paddles can be ordered in either 2 or 4 piece configurations, while SUP paddles can be ordered in a 3 piece travel configuration.
The cost of standard shipping on heavier items shipped within the continental U.S. will range in price from $14.95 - $24.95 depending on the size and weight. To find out the exact cost of shipping, simply add the item to your cart and enter the required shipping info.
Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards are only available for in-store pickup or local delivery within the Puget Sound area of Western Washington. Delivery is free within Kitsap County for boat and board purchases over $1000.00 and starts at $50.00 otherwise. The same topography which makes the Puget Sound area such a wonderful place to paddle, also makes it difficult for us to make deliveries. We all love riding the ferries, but they sure can get expensive!
We do not have the ability to ship Kayaks or SUP's outside of Western Washington at this time.
We know things can change so address corrections do happen. If the correction is due to our error or if the package has not shipped from our facility there is no charge, so notify us as soon as possible. Once the package has shipped there is a service fee up to $15.00 to change the delivery address that is charged to us by the carrier. We may not be able to change the address once the package is in transit and it may have to be returned to us for reshipment. If that's the case then you will be liable for any additional shipping costs.
We understand that it can be difficult to get that perfect piece of gear the first time around. That is why here at Olympic Outdoor Center if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase we will grant a full refund or exchange the product for your preferred size or color. Customers are responsible for the shipping costs for returns and/or exchanges. OOC will pay the shipping costs, including shipping refunds, if the return is a result of our error or a manufacturing defect (return tracking number required). Learn More