Attraction Listing Description: 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 business) for epic backpacking and mountaineering trips within the Olympic National Park. ISO’s team of guides are an authorized Olympic National Park Guide Service.
Bike rentals have been discontinued since the pandemic, however, they’ll be back to renting bikes as they restock their inventory. Contact Sound Bikes & Kayaks for information.
Attraction Listing Title: Feiro Marine Life Center
Attraction Listing Description: Located in downtown Port Angeles at the City Pier, the Feiro Marine Life Center allows you to get close-up, real-time views of the ocean and tidepools — including stars, anemones, crabs, scallops, fish and a giant Pacific octopus. This is a fun, safe and easy way for people of all ages and physical abilities to be able to see live sea creatures collected within a 20-mile range of Port Angeles from the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Marine Center is open year-round and hosts a variety of special exhibits, marine-inspired youth camps and more.
Attraction Listing Title: Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
Attraction Listing Description: The waters off the Olympic National Park coastline contain a large living sanctuary of marine life and thriving ecosystems. This nationally recognized ocean habitat hosts a range of sea life — from microscopic plankton to whales. The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary is 2.5 times larger than the Olympic National Park. Stop by “the Landing” in Port Angeles to visit the Olympic Coast Discovery Center where can learn more about their work in marine conservation and the animals that inhabit the Olympic Peninsula Coast.
Attraction Listing Description: One of only three National Parks located in Washington state, the Olympic National Park is by far the largest (nearly 1 million acres) and is home to numerous species of animals, marine mammals, birds, and plants. The park’s rugged mountains transition to lush old-growth rain forest and onto rocky seashores, with 95% of the park designated as wilderness. You can spend days gazing at glaciers, streams, lakes, waterfalls, wildflowers and wildlife. The park boasts a 73-mile stretch of pure wilderness coastline—one of the longest undeveloped coasts in the lower 48 states —and a marine sanctuary that is about twice the size of the park itself. The park is open year-round with summer providing plenty of opportunities for high alpine hikes (over 600 miles of trails!). Come winter, the snow usually stays in the higher elevations of the park providing wintertime fun and snow sports like skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and sledding.
Attraction Listing Description: Kaiyote Tours provides a variety of education and eco-friendly guided tours for beginners to experts. They specialize in birding, hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing tours throughout the entire Olympic Peninsula.
Attraction Listing Title: Port Angeles Whale Watch Company
Attraction Listing Description: 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 of Juan de Fuca.
Attraction Listing Description: Experience Olympic is an ecotourism company providing guided tours and treks in the Olympic National Park and the surrounding Olympic Peninsula, including Hurricane Ridge, the Elwha River, Hoh Rainforest and beach tours. Operated by biologist and naturalist guide Carolyn Wilcox, she will pick you up from your Port Angeles lodging and take you on a day tour or you can hire her as your personal guide for the day at an hourly rate. She offers custom nature and wildlife-viewing tours, including multi-day tours, and operates year-round.
Attraction Listing Description: 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 and guest boat mooring with fuel services, a restaurant, showers, laundry, and even meeting and event banquet facilities.
Attraction Listing Description: 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.
Attraction Listing Description: The Port Angeles City Pier is located in the heart of downtown. The pier not only offers scenic vistas, fishing and ferry watching, but it’s also the sight of many annual events like Concerts on the Pier and The Dungeness Crab Festival.