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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.

 

 Kayak Lessons


Beginning Kayaking Classes   
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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.
Wednesday, April 17      6:30PM – 8:30PM Tacoma Nature Center

 

 Paddling Adventures


Beginners Family Paddle: Mother’s Day Outing   
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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        #8504

Beginners Family 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      #10599

Intermediate Family 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          #10614

Intermediate Family 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 20       9:00am - 12:00pm        #10606

Intermediate Adult Paddle: Nisqually Delta
Ages 18 and up, Each Person   $65.00+tax/person, $58.50+tax/TNC member​
Enjoy a paddle through the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Check out all kinds of birds, sea life and plants as you paddle. Meet at Luhr Beach Boat Launch.
Saturday, July 27       12:00pm - 3:00pm        #10613

Intermediate Adult Paddle:  Blake Island
Ages 18 and up, Each Person   $65.00+tax/person, $58.50+tax/TNC memberPaddle to Blake Island Marine State Park. Enjoy the views of the Seattle skyline and marine wildlife on this beautiful excursion. If time and energy allows we will circumnavigate the Island on our return to the boat launch. Meet at Southworth Ferry Landing.
Saturday, August 31       9:00am - 12:00pm     #10416

Intermediate Adult Paddle:  Nisqually Sunset Outing
Ages 18 and up, Each Person   $65.00+tax/person, $58.50+tax/TNC member
Enjoy an evening paddle through the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Check out all kinds of birds, sea life and plants as you paddle. Meet at Luhr Beach Boat Launch
Saturday, September 7       3:30pm - 6:30pm     #10425

Contact Us
(253) 404-3930
kylec@tacomaparks.com


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