Water Activities in Port Angeles
We’re lucky to say that Port Angeles sits snuggly between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains, which equates to many activities and things to do revolving around watersports. Head to downtown Port Angeles where you’ll find a waterfront park, City Pier, and beaches for more water play than you ever imagined.
Sea Kayaking & Freshwater Kayaking
The Strait of Juan de Fuca and the lakes of the Olympics provide both beginning and advanced kayaking fun. Launch at Freshwater Bay and along the Port Angeles waterfront for seawater kayak excursions. In Port Angeles, head to Hollywood Beach in downtown or to the Sail & Paddle Park on Ediz Hook. For freshwater paddling, head up to Lake Crescent. Come out and celebrate the sport of kayaking with us during the annual Port Angeles Kayak and Film Festival.
Best spots for standup paddleboarding (SUP) in and around Port Angeles are Lake Crescent, Crescent Bay near Salt Creek Recreation area, and the Port Angeles bay. You can launch your SUP board from just about anywhere, but Hollywood Beach in downtown or at the Sail & Paddle Park on Ediz Hook are a few of the calmer spots.
Best spots for surfing near Port Angeles include the Salt Creek Recreation Area, La Push Beaches and Clallam Bay Spit and Slip Point Beach. You can also extend your surf trip by jumping on a ferry to Canada’s Vancouver Island.
Launch your motorized boat onto the Strait, or at one of the area’s lakes like Lake Crescent, Lake Sutherland, and Lake Ozette.
Photo by Adventures Through Kayaking
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Watersport & Activity Listings
Puget Sound Express
Port Angeles Half Day Whale Watching Tour - Visiting Olympic National Park via Port Angeles? This whale watching tour allows you to see humpbacks and orcas during your visit! Whale watching tours leave the Port Angele Wharf daily. Find out more information here.Learn More
North By Northwest Surf Co
Port Angeles' go to surf shop for boards and gear for surfing in the Pacific Northwest. They also operate full-service rental operation and surf lessons in La Push during the summer months.Learn More
Port Angeles Whale Watch Company
The Port Angeles Whale Watch Company guarantees whale sightings from May 14 to November when you hop aboard one of their whale watching tours. Daily tours depart from the Port Angeles Boat Haven and usually last 4-5 hours long. Gray, Minke, Humpback, and both resident and non-resident Orcas migrate through the Strait…Learn More
Westside Guide Service
Fresh and salt water fishing guide service located near Forks, which is considered the "Steelhead Capital of Washington".Learn More
Shore Aquatic Center
An indoor public swimming pool offering open swim, lap swim, water aerobics classes, and swimming lessons year-round in Port Angeles. The pool opened in 1962 and was named after a local swimming coach. You can also rent the pool out for sporting events and parties. The formerly known as Willam…Learn More
Maple Creek Outfitter
Maple Creek Outfitter in Port Angeles, Washington specializes in guided ecotourism tours in and around the Olympic National Park for small groups (2-12 people). They'll customize a tour to suit both your fitness and adventure level. Guided trips include lodging, meals and the proper gear. Give them a ring if you'd like…Learn More
Waters West is a full service fly shop and outfitter in downtown Port Angeles. It's your one-stop-shop for gear, clothing, equipment, fly tying classes, and guided fishing excursions on both fresh and saltwater. They're the closest fly shop to the legendary waters of the Olympic Peninsula.Learn More
Adventures Through Kayaking
What once was just a kayaking tour company, Adventures Through Kayaking expanded their guided tours to include mountain biking, standup paddleboarding (SUP), rafting trips and, of course, saltwater and freshwater kayaking tours. If you'd prefer to head out on your own, they also rent paddleboards, mountain bikes, kayaks and even offer…Learn More
Sound Bikes & Kayaks
Sound Bikes & Kayaks is much more than just an outdoor gear store selling some of the best brands for climbing, skiing, mountaineering, biking, kayaking and water play. They also offer plenty of advice for exploring the Olympic Peninsula. Check out ISO Adventures (their professional guiding service portion of the…Learn More
John Wayne Marina
This full-service marina is actually named after the John Wayne. John Wayne's family donated the land this marina was constructed on because he frequented the area on his family yacht. He always envisioned a marina in this scenic bay. Today, you'll find plenty of pretty picnic spots with a public beach, permanent…Learn More