Kayak Crabbing

Kayak crabbing is wildly popular, fun and easy to do!  Hood Canal Adventures rents crab pots specifically designed for kayaks to catch your own Dungeness and Red Rock crab. Let us teach you how! All you need is a Department of Fish & Wildlife shellfish license  and we’ll provide a pot, line, buoy, crab measurer and some pointers. Bait can be purchased from us onsite for $5 per can.  You may rent equipment a la carte or purchase our Kayak Crabbing Package Deal. Check out the videos below to see how easy kayak crabbing is!

Crabbing can also be done from a paddle board (SUP) as shown below.  We have inside information on where the best places are to catch crab and can give you lots of tips to guide you.  Crabbing in the Hood Canal can only be done during crabbing season which usually starts in mid June and runs through Labor Day (early Sept) but only on certain days, usually Thursday through Monday. Winter crabbing usually opens in October. Please call or check the WDFW website for season openings.

Crabbing off a SUP / Hybrid! Pot shown is not a rental pot.

Crab Pots

$19 first day
$5 each additional day

This price is per pot.  Regulations allow 2 pots per person.

Rent a crab pot and cooker!

Propane Crab Cookers

$19 first day
$5 each additional day

Kayak crabbing can also be added to any tour during crab season at $25 per pot.  Our Guide will teach you how to catch your own crab from a kayak.  You do not need your own license to learn how it’s done. However, if you would like to participate and take your crabs home a Dungeness Crab fishing license is required. Buy your license from WDFW online or from the Brinnon Store/Gas Station.