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Outdoor Adventures

The Outdoor Adventures program is now part of Tacoma Nature Center!

Please note that all trip withdrawals must be made prior to 48 hours before the trip to be eligible for a refund.

  Family Snow Adventures


undefinedFamily Snowshoeing          SIGN UP ONLINE
Ages 7 and up    
Bundle up the kids for a day of playing in the snow and an introduction to snowshoeing.  Dress for cold weather, wear sturdy boots and bring water and a sack lunch. Transportation and snowshoes provided.
Fee:$30/person    TNC Member $27.00
Saturday, January 26   8am - 2pm      Meet at Eastside Community Center
Saturday, March 23      8am - 2pm      Meet at Star Center

 

 Kayak Lessons


undefinedBeginning Kayaking Classes    SIGN UP ONLINE
Fee: $25; TNC Membership: $22.50
Learn the basics of kayaking to get you prepared for your own adventures on the water.  Class will cover basic equipment, clothing, parts of a kayak and where to go in the South Sound.  After taking the class get a $5.00 discount on our guided kayak trips. Class takes place indoors at the Tacoma Nature Center.
Tuesday, March 19        6:30PM – 8:30PM Tacoma Nature Center
Wednesday, April 17      6:30PM – 8:30PM Tacoma Nature Center

 

 Paddling Adventures


undefinedBeginners Paddle: Mother’s Day Outing    SIGN UP ONLINE
Ages 7Y and up, Each Person   $35.00+tax/person, 31.50+tax/TNC member
Spend the morning paddling on the Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma.  Paddle past the glass museum, marinas, and under the historic 11th street bridge on this urban mother’s day adventure. Afterwards grab brunch at many of the fantastic downtown restaurants. Meet at 1930 E D Street
Sunday, May 12     10:00 am - 12:00 pm

undefinedBeginners Paddle: Boston Harbor Outing    SIGN UP ONLINE
Ages 7 and up, Each Person   $65.00+tax/person, 58.50+tax/TNC member
Paddle out of picturesque Boston Harbor around Dofflemeyer Point.  Explore the north end of Budd Inlet and look for wildlife on this leisurely paddle with the Olympia skyline in the distance. Meet at Boston Harbor Marina.
Saturday. May 18      12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Beginners Paddle: Father's Day Outing
Ages 7 and up, Each Person   $35.00+tax/person, $31.50+tax/TNC member
This Father’s Day get out on the water with your family.  Check out the urban landscape of the Foss Waterway from your kayak.  Experience the Tacoma skyline from a new perspective. Meet at 1930 E D Street.
Sunday. June 16      10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Intermediate Paddle: Blake Island Outing
Ages 7 and up, Each Person   $40.00+tax/person, $36.00+tax/TNC member​
Paddle to Blake Island Marine State Park. Enjoy the views of the Seattle skyline and marine wildlife on this beautiful excursion. Meet at Southworth Ferry Landing
Saturday, July 6       10:00am - 1:00pm

Intermediate Paddle: Chambers Bay Outing
Ages 7 and up, Each Person   $40.00+tax/person, $36.00+tax/TNC member​
Paddle in and around Chambers Bay leaving from the quaint town of Steilacoom. Enjoy views of the South Sound Islands and Chambers Bay Golf Course. Meet just north of the Steilacoom Ferry Landing. 
Saturday, July 27       10:00am - 1:00pm

Beginning Paddle: Boston Harbor Outing
Ages 7 and up, Each Person   $40.00+tax/person, $36.00+tax/TNC member
Launch in quaint Boston Harbor and paddle south past the Dofflemyer Point Lighthouse exploring the South Sound’s Budd Inlet. Meet at Boston Harbor Marina
Saturday, August 17    12:00pm - 3:00pm 

Beginning Paddle: Thea Foss Waterway Outing
Ages 7 and up, Each Person   $35.00+tax/person, $31.50+tax/TNC member
Spend a few hours paddling on the Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma.  Paddle past the glass museum, marinas, and under the historic 11th street bridge on this urban water adventure. Meet at 1930 E D Street
Saturday, September 21       10:00am - 12:00pm

Contact Us
(253) 320-1111
kylec@tacomaparks.com


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