Whidbey Island to Port Townsend


Sea Kayak - Admiralty Inlet Double Cross

Crossing on ebb tide from Port Townsend to Partridge Point after break heading south to Ebey’s Landing after lunch. Continue onto Fort Casey. And return to Point Wilson & Port Townsend.

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  • Sea Kayak IV/V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2.5 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3 kts
  • Pace: 3


Meet at Port Townsend Marine Science Center Museum at 7:15am

launch at 8:00am

You must have had a

SURF ZONE CLINIC or have been on a paddle with surf zone in it in your activities history 

Ebey Park, also known as  Partridge Point, has a surf zone we’ll need to land there for a break.

This paddle is one the Olympia Branch’s  Rips and Rapids Paddles. It encompasses three destinations Point Wilson, Partridge Point, and Admiralty Head.


Dry suits required 

bring if you have them:

VHF radio (we’ll be crossing shipping lane twice)

tow belt

a working GPS

chart and compass

Lunch and snacks and something warm to drink.

And the Ten Essentials


Whidbey Island to Port Townsend

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    NOAA Puget Sound No. 18440

    NOAA Puget Sound: Northern Part No. 18441

    NOAA Approaches to Admirally Inlet Dungeness to Oak Bay No. 18471
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These eight 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. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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