I will periodically come back and update this post with new links as I find more useful websites.
- National Estuarine Research Reserve System: Environmental monitoring buoys at Hoodsport, Twanoh, and Dabob Bay
- NOAA: Port Townshend
Water LEVEL (Tides or Gage Heights):
- Saltwatertides.com: Table format only, but for whatever date range you desires
- WSDOT Hood Canal Bridge: Graphic format for next 24 hours
- National Weather Service: Gage heights for rivers
- NOAA Tidal Current Tables
Sunrise / Sunset:
- Wunderground Silverdale
Routes / Maps:
- Washington State Park maps.
- WDFW Water Access sites.
* * * Don't forget your Discover Pass. * * * As of 7/1/2011, you must have a Discover Pass to park at / use Washington State Parks. You can purchase either a 1-day pass for $10 or an annual pass for $35. If you buy one online, then they will email you a temporary pass you can print out and put on your dashboard until your permanent pass comes in the mail.
- North Kitsap Trails Association string of pearls map
- Kitsap Water Trails map
- Paddle Kitsap route map
- Mason County recreation map (South of Kitsap - down around Belfair and Allyn off Rt. 3)
- Paddling.net under the "Go Paddling" pull-down menu, select "Places to Paddle" and then "
- Olympic Kayak Club.
- Paddle Kitsap is an organized two day event that paddles around the Kitsap Peninsula in August.
GUIDES / OUTFITTERS:
- Pacific Edge Outfitters on Naval Base Kitsap (for military folks). I have not yet rented any kayaking gear there, but the staff was VERY friendly and helpful when I went to rent snowshoes and snowpants for hiking on Mount Ranier in the winter. They DO rent kayaks and just about any other outdoor activity gear you could possibly want.
- Navy MWR offers organized paddling trips such as Wednesday evening paddles (5-9 p.m. about once a month) and the Paddle-Pedal-Pack excursion (4 mile paddle, 10 mile bike ride, 2 mile hike). Search for these under "TRIPS" on their menu. Searching under "ACTIVITIES" will only return classes.
- Jackie's Marine & Kayak at the Brownsville Marina. Searched BBB and Yelp, found no results.
- Kayak Brinnon. This is across Hood Canal over by Dabob Bay. I hope to do their naturalist-guided paddle in the Dosewallips Estuary sometime. Searched BBB and Yelp, found no results.
- Olympic Raft and Kayak. I hope to go on one of their guided paddle trips before we leave the area.
- Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, and Gulf Islands.
- Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast
- Paddling Washington: 100 Flatwater and Whitewater Routes in Washington State and the Inland Northwest