Port Townsend is surrounded by the glittering, enchanting Salish Sea…but how do you get out there?
This summer, there are numerous options for getting out on the water. Here are some of our favorites!
Puget Sound Express: Wildlife Tours + Day Trips
PSE offers an array of options to get you out on the water. From whale watching to day trips to the San Juan Islands to sunset bird-watching cruise around nearby Protection Island and more! You can expect top-notch customer service, educational guides, and friendly faces all-around.
Sail Port Townsend: Sailing Charters
Founded in 2020, Sail Port Townsend is a woman-owned and operated business offering chartered sails around Port Townsend Bay.
Left Coast Charters: Sailing Charters
Left Coaster Charters was founded in 2021 after sailing expert Erik Brown lovingly restored "Katie M.," his sweet sailboat, offering day sails from the NW Maritime Center dock.
Olympic Kayak Tours: Kayak Rentals + Tours
Based out of Fort Flager State Park on Marrowstone Island, about a 25 minute drive from Port Townsend, Olympic Kayak Tours can get you out on the water with guided kayak rentals and tours.
Splinter SUP: Stand-Up Paddleboard Tours
Have you tried paddle-boarding? A new SUP-er is born every minute! This sensational sport is now accessible with lessons and tours with Splinter SUP.
Washington State Ferries: Regular Sailings
Of course, you can always get out on the sound via one boat from the largest fleet of passenger ferries in the United States (second largest in the world)! The height and perspective from the deck of a ferry provides such a lovely view!