Salmon Kayak and SUP Tours 2014

Location:  Suquamish, WA, United States
Starting From: US $69.00

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These tours are fun and educational for everyone! All ages and experience levels are welcome and locals and visitors alike will love Salmon Tours.

We'll tour a salmon hatchery, have a wild caught, locally smoked salmon snack, get a paddling lesson, paddle up a salmon stream with jumping salmon, have a discussion about northwest salmon...this is a quintessential northwest experience!

We use stable double kayaks, but single kayaks, standup paddleboards and demo kayaks are available upon request.

Salmon Tours are great for school groups, family outings, team building, office outings, scouts and private groups. DISCOUNTS are available for school and other groups of 9 or more people (see discounts below).


- Premium Salmon Tours: To Be Announced.

On these special tours fisheries biologist Paul Dorn, aka "The Salmon Guy," will join us and share his wealth of knowledge. We'll also have hot cocoa, pet salmon eggs and tour inside salmon hatchery (other tours we stay outside the hatchery).

- Weekend Salmon Tours: Saturdays, October 18 through November 30.

Great fun for everyone! 10-2:00 or 1-5:00, depending on the tide.

- Private and Group Tours are available almost any day through November 30 at our regular location or in Silverdale. These trips will be tailor made for you. We can accomodate groups of up to 60 people. To book a private Chico Creek or private Miller Bay trip, contact us at or (360) 297-4659.

- SUPn with Salmon Tours (SUPn = standup paddleboarding) are available Sunday-Friday almost any day through November 29 as a group tour. We can accomodate groups of up to 20 people.


Premium Tours: Adult $99, Youth $79, Senior $94. Bring your own kayak: $85.

Regular, SUP'n, Group and Private Tours: Adult $69, Youth $49. Bring your own kayak: $54.

Group trips start at 4 or more participants. Group discounts start at 8 or more.


Additional Information

KING 5 Evening magazine Show January 2014 of our October 2013 Salmon Tour, Check it out for more FUN!


For More Salmon information and to plan a Get-A-Way to the Kitsap Peninsula



$15 off if you bring your own kayak, but please note you must have two bulkheads in your kayak - contact us with questions

All equipment is personally fitted. We will have paddles, personal flotation devices for all ages and sizes.

We use stable double kayaks, but stable single kayaks or demos are available upon request. 


WHERE TO MEET for regularly scheduled and Premium Tours: Grover's Creek Salmon Hatchery, between Suquamish and Kingston at 23175 Indianola Road NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370. 

Premium and Public Tours are on Miller Bay (between Kingston and Suquamish)          

We meet at the Grovers Creek Salmon Hatchery to take a tour and have a lively salmon discussion. We then shuttle 5 minutes away to our launch spot where we get outfitted and have a short paddling lesson (or refresher).

We'll paddle up beautiful Grovers Creek in search of jumping salmon, have a smoked salmon snack, then paddle back. We will shuttle you back to the hatchery.

Silverdale Chico Creek tours are available by special request   

There is no salmon hatchery as part of this tour, but Chico Creek is Kitsap�s largest salmon stream and we spend more time paddling on this trip. We have two options - a 6 mile round trip paddle from the Silverdale Waterfront Park in Old Town Silverdale or a 1.2 mile paddle from a local boat launch. This trip is available almost any day at high tide - please give us at least one week's notice. 


  • 10% for Military and their families
  • 20% for Scouts, school groups and environmental educators
  • 50% for your birthday or if you're a Salmon Steward!

For more information and to schedule your group tour, contact us at (360) 297-4659, or








Salmon Kayak Tours are THE quintessential northwest experience!

All ages are welcome, no experience is needed, and all will enjoy these unique tours.

All tours include:

  • a visit to a local salmon hatchery
  • an entertaining naturalist discussion about salmon
  • a basic paddling lesson (or refresher)
  • personally fitted paddles and lifejackets
  • either kayaks or standup paddleboards
  • a paddle on a salmon stream in search of jumping salmon
  • a locally smoked salmon snack.

​You can choose from the options below (click on dates on the calendar for pricing)

  • Salmon Kayak Tours in Miller Bay on Saturdays and Sundays, October 18-November 16. These include a hatchery visit in addition to the above inclusions. See pickup / departure for dates and times.
  • Premium Salmon Kayak Tours in Miller Bay, which include a hatchery tour with the hatchery Manager, paddling with Paul Dorn, fisheries biologist extraordinaire, and hot drinks. Dates and times TBA - make sure you're on our e-newsletter list for updates!
  • Private Salmon Tours by kayak or standup paddleboard, almost any day at high tide, tailor-made for you. These can be in Miller Bay with a hatchery tour, or in Silverdale with one of the largest Chum salmon runs in the northwest. We need at least 5 days advance notice for private tours.


  • Groups of 8 or more people receive 10% off
  • Youth and Scout groups receive 20% off
  • Military members receive 10% off thier entire reservation
  • Kitsap Couty firefighters recieve 10% off off thier entire reservation

On all tours, in addition to watching for jumping salmon, we'll also watch for Bald Eagles, Osprey, Great Blue Herons, bear tracks and other wildlife often seen in the areas.

For Premium and regularly scheduled tours, we'll spend about 1.5 hours on the water, depending on the size and abilities of our group.


For Premium and regularly scheduled Salmon Tours, we meet at the Grover Creek Salmon Hatchery and paddle on Miller Bay and up Grover Creek, which is located between Kingston and Suquamish on the Kitsap Peninsula. Click here for a google map of the Grover Creek Salmon Hatchery location.

If you choose the Silverdale option, we'll discuss the long paddle option or the short paddle option, depending on your group's age and abilities. The long paddle option is about 6 miles round-trip, the short paddle option is about 1.2 miles. Both include a snack and a naturalist guide.


Things To Bring

  • Water 
  • Warm hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun glasses with strap
  • Shoes that can get wet
  • Complete change of warm clothes, including shoes (you can keep these in your car)
  • Windproof, waterproof jacket 
  • Warm sweater or jacket (fleece is preferrable)
  • Optional: camera in waterproof bag and gloves


Stable kayaks or standup paddleboards, fitted paddling equipment, walking tour of salmon hatchery, paddling tour of a salmon stream, paddling lesson or refresher, smoked salmon snack.


Water, rain clothes.

Cancellation Policy

We run tours and classes rain or shine, but if we deem winds to make conditions too dangerous we will reschedule or give a 100% refund.

If you find the date you registered for no longer works:
-Cancellation more than one week in advance: 15% administration fee or reschedule if possible with no fee.
* Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 25% administration fee or reschedule if possible with no fee.
* Cancellation 24-48 hours prior to departure date: 50% administration fee or reschedule if possible with no fee.
* Cancellation within 24 hours of tour or no-show: sorry, no refunds or reschedules.


Tours vary according to tide times and requested location. Regularly scheduled tours are Saturdays in Suquamish.

Unavailable Dates

Thanksgiving Day


Premium and regularly scheduled Salmon Kayak Tours are in Miller Bay, with the pick-up/drop-off at Grover Creek Salmon Hatchery.

Premium Salmon Kayak Tour dates are TBA. Standup Paddleboard and Private tours are available almost any day at high tide. Contact our program director for information and to book your tour at or 360-297-4659.

Regularly scheduled Salmon Kayak Tours are 10-2:00 Saturdays.

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Silverdale, WA, United States

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