We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Olympic Raft & Kayak

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 123 Lake Aldwell Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363
Phone Number: +1 360-452-1443
Website
Wednesday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Proud to offer the only Raft Trip INSIDE Olympic National Park on the...
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!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 60 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rafting the Elwha River with Olympic Raft & Kayak

I just did the full Elwha River raft float last weekend and it was excellent. Morgan (the owner and chief guide) and his crew do a fine job. The weather was great and the scenery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
John P. D
Add Photo Write a Review

60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I just did the full Elwha River raft float last weekend and it was excellent. Morgan (the owner and chief guide) and his crew do a fine job. The weather was great and the scenery amazing. I recommend it and them highly. - Pat Downs

Was this review helpful? Yes
OlyRaft2012, Owner at Olympic Raft & Kayak, responded to this review

Pat, Thank you for such positive feedback, we take great pride in providing a professional, fun experience and it was a true pleasure to have a bunch of locals out on the NEW Elwha River! The excitement and joy was felt by all to see this wonderful river full of life once again! Thank you again and we look forward... More 

Arkansas
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had a great time with Olympic Raft & Kayak! Morgan and Brogan were very welcoming towards us and made us feel like we were kayaking pros. We learned a lot about the area when we explored and had fun while doing it. Add this to your itinerary when visiting! We plan to go back and try rafting next time!

Was this review helpful? Yes
OlyRaft2012, Owner at Olympic Raft & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you Zach and Ellen! It was a pleasure to have you along on one of our Sea Kayak adventures and we look forward to getting you out on the Elwha River next time! Thank you again for such an awesome review. -Morgan, Brogan and the Olympic Raft & Kayak team More 

Fort Worth
Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
108 reviews 108 reviews
21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
81 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 via mobile

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Been to Olympic Raft & Kayak? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Olympic Raft & Kayak and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Olympic Raft & Kayak staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?