Our dates for the rest of the summer in the Nisqually Reach are Aug 19-22 and Sept 16-19 for night time Bioluminesence tours, and Aug 20-23 and Sept 17-20 for our Day Tours, Porpoise Paddles, and Half Day Porpoise paddles. Watch for the launch of our website for the new Olympic Peninsula location.
Day tour the south Puget Sound known as the Nisqually Reach by kayak. Learn about the largest salt marsh restoration project on the West Coast. Enjoy world renowned bird watching, ample seals and sea lions with pups, teeming salmon runs, and the possibility of whale encounters from Orcas and porpoises to gray whales and humpbacks!
We will put in and circumnavigate sparsely populated and cliffy Ketron Island, seeking out Harbor Porpoises and other cetaceans (whales) that frequent the area, as well as iconic Pigeon Guillemots and other sea birds. Some groups may also visit the Sequalitchew area. This tour is only offered on days where the currents align with our trip
An evening tour as the day transitions to an impressionist painting and Mt. Ranier illuminates in orange and purple. Based on environmental variable we expect to see the glow of bioluminescent dinoflagelletes in the water after dark.
Do an up to 1 1/2 hour class yoga class with our founder Sam Kaviar who is Registered Yoga Teacher, he does nature-inspired, alignment based yoga. Depending on variable currents, we will determine where exactly where we will have our yoga class.
2-Day Camping Trip by kayak seeking adventure, connecting with wildlife and learning how communities have come together to protect this watershed and puget sound. We will camp in a pocket estuary on a lovely south Puget Sound island. Enjoy an evening under the stars with delicious dinner and breakfast all while being regaled by your biologist kayak guide.
3-Day Camping Trip by kayak circumnavigating Anderson Island and the McNeil "prison" island. Land on exposed shoals, ride currents, learn about marine biology, and the history of the Puget Sound basin from your expert biologist and kayak guide.
Visit the Nisqually Reach, we will journey to a location suited for wildlife viewing taking into consideration the tidal current conditions, frequented locales include the Nisqually River mouth or Anderson island.
A wildlife tour of the delta that ends at sunset. Watch as the day transitions to an impressionist painting and Mt. Rainier illuminates in orange and purple.
Paddle the Nisqually Delta and pelagic Reach area in the pre-dawn darkness (when conditions are right we will actually see bioluminescent plankton). Dawn will break illuminating the surrounding mountain scenery and the delta itself. Dawn is a great time for bird watching on the Delta.
Give the gift of an Eco Adventure
Would your group love a sea kayak tour lead by an expert guide and naturalist, but you can't make it down to the Nisqually reach? Kayak Nisqually is pleased to announce custom offerings will now be available throughout the Puget Sound basin including Tacoma and Seattle.
Kayak Nisqually is pleased to announce custom offerings will now be available throughout the Puget Sound basin including Tacoma and Seattle. We will talk with you about your needs and design a tour to meet them in your area, we provide all equipment and instruction.