The protected waters of Hood Canal are ideal for kayaking-beginners, novices, families, and seasoned paddlers alike. Many sheltered coves, bays, and inlets provide calm waters with serene beaches and beautiful landscapes. Kayaking in this area offers several unique opportunities. Start in the salt waters of the Hood Canal and explore up one of the nearby fresh water rivers. Or, try crabbing from a kayak after you’ve set the crab pots out.