With this beautiful stretch of weather, on your next free sunny afternoon head over to the Port Ludlow Marina to rent kayaks (or stand-up-paddle boards if you’re feeling adventurous!) and see Port Ludlow from a whole new perspective.
For $15/hour for a single kayak or $25/hour for a double kayak, the friendly and knowledgeable Marina staff will get you outfitted with life-jackets & oars and out on the water you go. First time kayaking? No problem. The staff will show you the ropes.
The sun sparkles on the water and the serene surroundings & sandy shores of Ludlow Bay will relax you immediately. Keep your eyes out for all the wildlife the area has to offer. Watch the blue herons fly past and otters swim nearby – you’ll never want to get off the water! If you’re lucky, you might just see the bay’s resident seal. The seal is friendly and has swam up to kayakers in the past – making for great memories and photos.
As you paddle out, you have stunning views of forest land, Ludlow Cove Cottages, and of course the Marina and the Inn. The perspective from the water will make you appreciate all Port Ludlow has to offer in a whole new way.
Just a short distance out of the Marina lays a beautiful cove behind two islands called “the twins”. Make sure to take the trip and paddle back there. You won’t want to miss it! The peaceful cove is a great place to take a break, snap some pictures, and enjoy a snack. You’ll be amazed at how the time flies when you’re out on the water.
When you’re all finished kayaking, stop in at The Fireside for a meal and a glass of wine. Sit out on the veranda to keep enjoying the sights the Marina has to offer – from the beautiful, moored boats to otters playing on the docks, you’ll be looking forward to planning your next kayaking adventure at the Port Ludlow Marina.
Kayaking is a great outdoor activity for people of all ages. Before taking off, stock up on snacks and beverages in the Marina Store. Forgot a hat or sweatshirt? The Marina Store can take care of all your needs. For questions about kayaking, stand up paddle boards, and watercraft rentals contact the Marina at (360) 437-0513.
Written by: Kaitlin Chester