Chuckanut Bay


Beginner Sea Kayak - Chuckanut Bay

One of the prettiest areas in Puget Sound to Paddle. This paddle is intended for students of the Seattle Basic Sea Kayak Course. Please do not sign up unless you’re a student of the Seattle Basic Sea Kayak Course. Thank you.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Sea Kayak I/II
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Pace: easy

We will meet at the Larabee State Park Boat Launch (Wildcat Cove) at 9:00 am.  From Chuckanut Drive (Highway 11) take Cove Road heading westbound.  Cove Road is north of the main entrance for Larabee State Park.  After crossing the train tracks turn left at the T intersection.  Keep left and proceed down to the boat launch.

This is a qualifying paddle for students of the Seattle Basic Sea Kayak Course.  We will enjoy the scenery (sculpted sandstone formations, intertidal life, marine mammals, birds, etc), work on strokes and rescues.  Come ready with questions from the course.  

We will reschedule if the forecast wind/wave is greater than 10 knots/ 1 foot.

The number of participants allowed may change depending on the Covid guidelines applicable at the time.  Everyone will don a face mask while on land as we prepare to launch.


Chuckanut Bay

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These three essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  2. Paddle
  3. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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