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Enjoy a 25 minute van ride to the takeoff site. After gearing up with layers, take a fast boat ride to the remote and protected Tatoosh Islands. Have your camera handy for the magnificent scenery and wildlife sighting opportunities on the fast and fun boat ride. Ancient cedars, spruce and western hemlock trees add to the peace and tranquility of the setting as you glide along the wild rocky shoreline. Bald eagles peer down from overhead , while seals often pop up to take a peek. You might spot a deer or mink along the shore or colorful seaweed, kelp, starfish, jellyfish and other inhabitants of the intertidal area.
Other life you might see are humpback whales, sea lions and orca or maybe an eagle catching a salmon from the water! Black bears and wolves have been sighted here. Upon arrival guides will greet you and present a thorough but quick orientation. Get into your double kayak and launch onto the water. Practice your strokes as you approach the sheltered islands. No paddling experience is necessary. The tour is operated for a limited number of guests under special use permit with the US Forest Service.
Note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age, weigh no more than 230 lbs. and be no more than 6’6″ tall. Guests will be provided with a dry bag at the site. Please dress in layers and avoid cotton and down if possible. You’ll be provided with good lightweight splashwear – both pants and jackets with hoods are provided. Wear flexible shoes and bring a hat and sunglasses. The fast boat lands on the beach and you’ll be launched from the beach so there is no need for boots.