Duckabush Tour

On our Duckabush Tour we paddle 3 ½ to 4 hours round trip to the Duckabush River and back. This adventure takes us to quiet rocky coves filled with marine invertebrates and then to a scenic beach for lunch before paddling through the Duckabush Estuary the river. Our Marine Biologist or Naturalist Guide will teach you how to shuck oysters on the beach and discuss the marine and fresh water environments you’ll travel through, including the natural history of the Hood Canal and the biology of the animals we will see along the way. During crabbing season you can add a kayak crabbing experience to this tour and bring home your own Dungeness and Red Rock crab. If it’s hot we’ll take a swim in the warm waters of the Hood Canal, so don’t forget your suit!

We are sure to spot harbor seals, eagles, and perhaps river otters and harbor porpoises in addition to a variety of waterfowl. In the late summer and fall we may also see salmon migrating or spawning in the river.

We do not supply lunches so please BYO lunch or snacks. If you want to set crab pots during the tour don’t forget your WDFW shellfish license and bait. Please see our Kayak Crabbing page for details.

Paddling the Duckabush Estuary.

Paddling the Duckabush Estuary.

Groups of 2 to 4: $115 per person

Groups of 5 to 25: $95 per person


$25 per crab pot if crabbing while on tour.


This tour requires working with the tide so please Contact us at least 48 hours in advance to make your reservation. Two person minimum unless we can add you to another group.