Chuckanut Bay


Sea Kayak - Chuckanut Bay

Chuckanut Bay

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  • Sea Kayak II+
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

8:30 AM at the boat ramp at Wildcat Cove, Larabee State Park

UPDATE:  the meet up time for this trip has changed to 8:30am at the boat ramp at Wildcat Cove in Larrabee State Park.  We'll plan for launch at 9:30am.

For now, the plan is to paddle north from Wildcat Cove and explore the area around Governor's Point and Pleasant Bay.  Then we'll head over to Chuckanut Island.  After lunch and some exploration on foot, we'll head on up to Clarks Point to view the interesting formations in the rocks there.  For bonus points, be prepared to argue in favor of the fossil, concretion, or whatever other hypotheses you believe may explain what can be seen in the cliffs there.  We'll then work our way around to see if we can find the controversial "Teddy Bear Cove" and follow the coastline back down and around back to Wildcat Cove.

Along with our own sea kayak, paddle, drysuit, and other gear, please remember to bring your own snacks, water, sack lunch, your Discover Pass, and $5.00 for the park's boat launching fee.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at 425-949-2933 or by email at






Chuckanut Bay

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Participants must provide their own sea kayaks, drysuits, gear, snacks, lunch and drinking water.

Kayaks must be in sea worthy condition, equipped with properly fitting hatch covers, reliable deck lines, foot pegs that can be set to hold fast in a comfortable position, and dependable flotation in the bow and stern compartments.

A drysuit is REQUIRED and must be in good condition.

In addition to The Ten Essentials of the Mountaineers, the following additional essentials are required and must be in good working condition: 

  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

NOTE: If your boat is equipped with a rudder or skeg, please make sure it is in proper working condition before the trip.



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