Sea Kayak - Broken Group Islands


Sea Kayak - Broken Group Islands

One week trip doing daytrips from two basecamps on the center islands.

  • Sea Kayak IV/V
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 60.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 20 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 7 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: moderate

We'll drive up on the 10th, and stay in Secret Beach campground for 1 night.  We'll launch on the morning of the 11th.  Launch time TBD.

This is an enjoyable introduction to open coastal kayaking.  We'll be staying on two of the centralized Islands in the Broken Group Islands (Willis and Dodd) and doing clover-leaf paddles out to the other islands every day.  Each day will likely be around 8-10 nm, and we'll be off the water by 2 PM.  The Broken Group offers an excellent opportunity to practice your navigation skills, as from your boat you will see islands all around you, and many look similar.  We will see some cultural sites (fish traps) and possibly whales (we've seen them twice in 4 trips so far).

Paddlers should have kayak camping experience, and have taken a surf zone clinic, and a wind and waves clinic prior to going on the trip.


Broken Group Islands

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 and spare 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
  9. Kayak camping kit (tent, sleeping bag, stove, food and water for 8 days).
  10. Short and long tow system
  11. vhf radio (for weather and emergency use only in Canada).
  12. Helmet required, gloves recommended.
  13. Compass and chart of the area
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