Sea Kayak - Chuckanut Bay

Trip

Sea Kayak - Chuckanut Bay

Starting at Wildcat Cove, we will paddle along the shoreline to see Chuckanut Sandstone cliffs, fossilized palm tree trunks in the rocks, and marine life

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 2 kts

Meeting place and time

Meet at 8.45AM at 
Larabee state park boat launch, 245 Chuckanut Dr, Bellingham, WA 98229
https://goo.gl/maps/dFt1NXQB6Q8xZK6z8
Discover Pass Required to park, Bathrooms are available.

Trip plan:

Launch @ 9.15AM.

We will launch at Wildcat cove, then go south along shore to see sandstone cliffs, and then go back north along shore to Chuckanut Bay - we go around Chuckanut bay, with a plan to reach Wildcat cove 1hr before dark. 

Distance will vary between 10nm and 12nm depending on speed of group, and sunset.

Here is our approx. GPS route: https://caltopo.com/m/MV53

Larabee state park and chuckanut bay are famous for the sandstone rock formations.

Here are some details of what we will be able to see
https://www.bellingham.org/insider-blogs/launch-your-paddle-adventure-from-wildcat-cove-at-larrabee-state-park/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6kN57ql8ZM

Route/Place

Chuckanut Bay


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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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