Anderson Island


Sea Kayak - Anderson Island

Circumnavigate Anderson Island from Steilacoom.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 15.5 nm

Meet at the Steilacoom boat launch in time to be on the water no later than 8am.  There is a parking fee at this launch - I believe that it is $6.00 per car.  We plan to be back by 3pm.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty:  SK-III
  • Wind: <15kt
  • Waves: <1'
  • Route: Counter clockwise around Anderson
  • Distance:  17nm
  • Pace: Moderate - 3kt paddling pace

We'll paddle from Steilacoom across to the north end of Ketron and then to the northeast tip of Anderson.  Then west to Eagle Island for a break.  From there we will continue around the island, taking  a lunch break at Andy Anderson park.  We'll then continue around the south end of Anderson and then cross to the west side of Ketron on the way back to the launch.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven 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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