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Olympic Raft & Kayak

123 Lake Aldwell Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363
+1 360-452-1443
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Ranked #2 of 16 Activities in Port Angeles
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Proud to offer the only Raft Trip INSIDE Olympic National Park on the Elwha River and guided Sea...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Hours:
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Proud to offer the only Raft Trip INSIDE Olympic National Park on the Elwha River and guided Sea Kayak Tours on the Salish Sea. Also providing ACA Instructor lead Whitewater & Sea Kayak Instruction. We are your one stop shop for a Liquid Mountain Adventure!
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Fort Worth
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Rafting the Elwha River and seeing the 3 foot plus salmon swimming up river was amazing. The guides were wonderful - pointing out the salmon as well as bald eagles swooping down on the salmon. Wonderful time on the river. It was the first time that many salmon had been that far upriver in over 100 years and the guides... More 

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OlyRaft2012, Owner at Olympic Raft & Kayak, responded to this review

Ron, thank you again for joining us on your recent rafting adventure on the Elwha River, and for taking the time to share such a positive review with us and the Trip advisor community! We are so pleased to have been able to share with you the welcoming back of the salmon to the river, and I know our guides... More 

Sequim, Washington
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

They were an hour late picking us up at our rendevouz point. Smallest rafts that I have ever been in for a float, two across, three down. Unless you get the point front seat you are left with your knees cramped for the entire 1 1/2 float trip. Our boat and one other were hung up on the bottom several... More 

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OlyRaft2012, Owner at Olympic Raft & Kayak, responded to this review

Ruth, Thank you for allowing us to provide you the opportunity to experience the Hoh River and we are sorry the trip did not meet your expectations. After speaking with Michelle, activity director for the Senior Center, we both took partial blame for the miscommunication and the late arrival on our part. But that is no excuse and we would... More 

Sequim, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Olympic Raft and Kayak took the ultimate care of us. We were shuttled to the drop off point and Emily and Jordan were great at helping us with gear and procedures. Peaceful float down the Hoh river and occasional light rapids for fun. Sounds and sights were delightful. A great way to see the area from a different perspective. Thanks... More 

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OlyRaft2012, Owner at Olympic Raft & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you Vicki, for taking the time to share such a wonderful review with the Tripadvisor community and with us here at, Olympic Raft & Kayak! We’re so pleased to hear you enjoyed your rafting trip along the Hoh River. I know Emily and Jordan enjoyed exploring the area with you, and we look forward to getting you out onto... More 

Los Angeles, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
69 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Taking the Olympic Raft & Kayak trip down the Elwha River never gets old. No matter how many times we've gone, there's always new things to see. Our guide, Jordan, was very knowledgable about the area, the wildlife, etc. He also did a great job keeping our raft going in the right direction! Couldn't help thinking what it would be... More 

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OlyRaft2012, Owner at Olympic Raft & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us again on the ever enchanting Elwha River! We are so pleased we were able to get you and your family back out onto the water this season, and look forward to showing you how the restoration process has progressed on your next adventure to the area! Jordan has been a wonderful addition to our team... More 

San Diego
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72 reviews 72 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

As the only licensed rafting experience in the Olympic National Forest, this company has the lock on the business...and they deserve it because they deliver a really fun, interesting, beautiful and safe rafting experience that is reasonably priced and well worth your time. Everyone on staff is very friendly and funny (in a good way) and makes sure you understand... More 

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OlyRaft2012, Owner at Olympic Raft & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share such an outstanding and detailed review with the Tripadvisor Community, about your recent raft trip on the Elwha River with us at, Olympic Raft & Kayak! Safety is our top priority, and our guides have spent countless hours on and off the water training and perfecting their skills and gaining certifications. We’re... More 

Temple
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

What a treat! Weather was perfect and our guide, Brogan, told us about the marine life we saw as we paddled along the shore. in addition to the sea stars, anemones and fish in the water, we saw an eagle and a family of five river otters playing only 20 feet away as we paddled back to the boat launch.... More 

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OlyRaft2012, Owner at Olympic Raft & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you again Dawn for sharing your adventure with us, at Olympic Raft & Kayak, and for taking the time to write such a positive review about your sea kayaking experience! I know Brogan enjoyed exploring and sharing his knowledge of the tidal life with you, and seeing the river otters at play is always a treat for us as... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Beautiful float down the recently restored Elwha River with NPCA. Our guides were very knowledgable and experienced and clearly love the area. Morgan has assembled a great team. Thanks, Brogan, for sharing your playground with us!

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OlyRaft2012, Owner at Olympic Raft & Kayak, responded to this review

Robyn thank you again for joining us on the ever enchanting Elwha River and for taking the time to share such a positive review with the Tripadvisor community and all of us at, Olympic Raft & Kayak! Our goal is to always leave the greatest impression by providing the best customer service experience possible, so it’s always good to hear... More 

San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We took the 6 am kayaking trip and believe me, it's well worth it! We did not have any other kayakers out there and the experience was awesome, even for beginners! The waters were a little choppy but nothing too strenuous. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and very courteous. This surpassed our expectations and even our teen-agers were happy... More 

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OlyRaft2012, Owner at Olympic Raft & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing such an outstanding review with us and the Tripadvisor community! We are always striving to meet and exceed our guest’s expectations, and are so delighted that we were able to surpass them and that everyone had such a memorable experience. I know Morgan enjoyed showing you all the sights the Salish Sea has to offer, and... More 

Evergreen, Colorado, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Although it was extremely early it was very worth it to go at 6 am. It wasn't too hot or too cold and the morning was beautiful at Freshwater Bay. Seeing things like seals and bald eagles and getting to go tide pooling was so so fun and everything about the trip was great. I've been sea kayaking many places... More 

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OlyRaft2012, Owner at Olympic Raft & Kayak, responded to this review

Everyone at Olympic Raft & Kayak would like to say thank you again for joining us on your recent adventure on the Salish Sea, and for the high recommendation!! Our Sunrise tours never disappoint with the sun rising over the Strait and reflecting off the rugged coastline. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip and time spent... More 

Port Angeles, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

This was my second experience rafting with Olympic Raft & Kayak, on the Hoh river. While the Hoh River only hosts class one rapids the scenic views with large Sitka spruce and western big cedar covered in moss dominating the landscape, and the milky slate blue water completely hold your attention throughout the trip. I hardly noticed the relatively flat... More 

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OlyRaft2012, Owner at Olympic Raft & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you again for having chosen Olympic Raft & Kayak for your recent adventure on the water, and for sharing with us such a detailed and positive review about your trip! We take pride in providing the best customer service experience, and I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed your time and conversation had, with our team! We look forward to... More 

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