Sea Kayak - Chuckanut Island

This trip is offered as a "student paddle" and is open to students from all branches; to sign up, please request permission from the trip leader.

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  • Sea Kayak II+
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

Meet at Wildcat Cove boat ramp in Larrabee State Park at 11:00am for launch at noon. As is usual on Mountaineers sea kayaking trips, boats, equipment, food, and water will NOT be provided by the trip leader.  Please remember to bring your own supplies, kayak, and gear or make arrangements to rent and transport whatever you will need for the trip. 

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 II+
  • Wind: 5 - 10 kts
  • Waves: < 1'
  • Route: Wildcat Cove to Chuckanut Island (break 1) to Clarkes Point to Teddy Bear Cove (break 2) to Peasant Bay then around Governors Point and back to Wildcat Cove.  
  • Distance: 8  nm
  • Pace: easy to moderate

Chuckanut Island

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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