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, bait and some pointers. You may rent equipment a la carte or purchase our Kayak Crabbing Package Deal (below). Check out the videos below to see how easy kayak crabbing is!
Crabbing in the Hood Canal can only be done during crabbing season which usually starts in early July and runs through Labor Day (early Sept), Thursday through Monday. Winter crabbing varies, and usually opens sometime between October and December. Please call or check the WDFW website for season openings.
Our Kayak Crabbing Package includes a tandem kayak (for 2 persons), 1 crab pot, 1 crab cooker, 1 package of bait and a crab measurer to use all day.
Regulations allow 2 pots per person.
Rent a crab pot and cooker!
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. A Dungeness Crab catch card and shellfish fishing license is required. Buy your license from WDFW online or from the Brinnon Store/Gas Station.