Boston Harbor Vicinity

Trip

Sea Kayak - Boston Harbor Vicinity

Three D Day, paddle to Dofflemeyer, Dover and Dickerson Point. Da lunch location will be our sandy beach on Dana Passage. Priority will be given to Olympia Basic Sea Kayak Class students. This trip meets the student Experience Paddle requirement. If time and weather allows we will also tour Big Fishtrap inlet

  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 nm
  • Pace: SK ll

Get Leaders permission prior to sign up, call 360 705 2055, if no answer, please leave a message with your name and phone number.   If you need to rent a kayak call the Boston Harbor Marina as soon as possible to reserve a kayak. Boston Harbor kayaks do not have spray skirts.  You must have a spray skirt. You will  need to borrow from a friend or purchase a spray skirt that will fit the kayak you plan to rent. BH kayaks cockpits need size large or expandable sprayskirts.

 

Arrive prior to 9:00 am, allow yourself plenty of time to unload and be ready to launch at 9:30. We will meet on the beach next to the Boston Harbor Boat Launch.  Have kayaks on beach and gear ready for departure. Have your charts handy for the pretrip beach talk.  Check weather conditions, tides and current for the day. See links provided below.  Bring a Discover pass for more parking options.

 

 

 

 

Please check the currents, tides, wind weather, marine forecast prior to the trip.

Bring a chart of the Boston Harbor area.

WEATHER http://www.noaa.gov.  

FREE CHARTS: http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/staff/BookletChart.html.

TIDES/CURRENTS: http://www.deepzoom.com/ OR http://tbone.biol.sc.edu/tide/sites_uswest.html

MOUNTAINEERS ESSENTIALS:  

https://www.mountaineers.org/search#SearchableText=sea+kayaking+essentials

 

Route/Place

Boston Harbor Vicinity



  • NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445

    MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100
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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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