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*Join us for a special FUNdraising paddle April 26! Start with a hands-on tour of the Poulsbo Marine Science Center with thier Director, then paddle with Harbor Seals and other wildlife on Poulsbo's Liberty Bay.
For this tour we'll have a locally smoked salmon snack and naturalist guide Spring Courtright will show us her favorite, secret wildlife viewing spots.
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:
Great Blue Herons and other Aquatic Birds
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*For our special April 26 FUNdraising paddle, we'll start at 9:00 am at the Poulsbo Marine Science Center, where we'll pet sea cucumbers, look an octopus in the eye and be able to ask questions of the director, Patrick Mus. Once on the water for a bit, we'll have a locally smoked salmon snack...
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
Sun glasses with strap.
Complete change of clothes--you can keep these in your car
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
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.
Kayak and personally fitted safety equipment
Lesson or refresher
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.
Booking for [Earth Day Paddle: April 26] on December 31, 1969
Duration: 3.5 hours
Availability: Sorry, there is no availability left for this option
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