Guided Wildlife Kayak Tour

Location:  Poulsbo, WA, United States
Starting From: US $35.00

This tour is great for all ages, all experience levels, locals and visitors! Some highlights of the tour are:

  • Kayaking lesson (or refresher)
  • Wildlife viewing on Poulsbo's protected, beautiful Liberty Bay
  • Views of Mount Rainier on clear days
  • Fun on the water and a true northwest experience

Some wildlife you may see:

  • Harbor Seals
  • Bald Eagles
  • Dungeness Crabs
  • Great Blue Herons and other Aquatic Birds
  • Sea Stars
  • Ospreys
  • Sea Cucumbers
  • Purple Martins
  • Kelp Crabs

Additional Information

This tour can be run any time for groups of up to 80 people. Groups can register on-line by clicking on the date you desire. For groups of 11 or more people, please contact us to set up your tour: (360) 297-4659 or


For all tours:

After introductions and check-in, your guide will give a brief wildlife and safety talk, then do a lesson (or refresher if you're an experienced paddler).

You'll then get fitted into kayaks and personal flotation devices before heading onto the water in search of wildlife. We'll take a break on the water for water, snacks and relaxation on this beautiful bay.

While paddling, your guide will share their knowledge about the the wildlife you see and the interesting natural history of the area. 


Things To Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sun glasses with strap.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Complete change of clothes--you can keep these in your car
  • Jacket (Windproof/Waterproof)
  • Feel free to bring a camera/video, but make sure it's in a dry bag or double zip-lock bag or waterproof case (pelican boxes or dry bags are best)
  • Tennis shoes or sandals, no boots
  • Hat
  • Snacks and a drink, no bottles.

(Tour goes rain or shine, we only cancel if wind is a factor. The wildlife will still be around for us to see.)


We use stable double kayaks.

Trip includes:
Kayak and personally fitted safety equipment
Kayak Guide
Lesson or refresher

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.


Private and group tours available almost any day. Saturday tours run June - September and depart from our Poulsbo dock at 2:30 and return at 4:30. Group tours are offered every Saturday June 8-September 7. Private tours almost any day and any time with 2


Meet at the Olympic Outdoor Center Poulsbo Kayak rental Dock next to the Marine Science Center in Downtown Poulsbo (18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo, WA, 98370)


Leave and return from same location.

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"Thank you again for scheduling the Saturday outing for our group. It was wonderful, Hawk was an excellent instructor and everyone had a great time, and 4 of us would like to sign up for the SK-2 class this Thursday evening."

~Julia Atwood

"Thank you so much again for the fabulous lesson today! We all had an absolute blast. When Kendall’s mom dropped Kate off at our house this afternoon, the girls were begging us to go tomorrow. They were offering to pay for it, even! I think we’ve got some lifelong SUPers on our hands..."


"I actually went to the shop two weekends ago to buy the boys their wetsuits. They stocked a lot of really great equipment for my kayak building projects. It is good to know that they can order items that are not on the website as well, as I am always looking for parts that are difficult to find sometimes."


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