Colvos Passage


Sea Kayak - Colvos Passage

We'll paddle N from Al's to Southworth Pt. for lunch, then cross Colvos to Vashon. Paddle S to Lisabeulah, return to Al's at Ollala.

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1.5 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3

We'll meet at the boat launch parking lot across from Al's Market at Ollala.  

Parking can be limited, we may have to unload at the launch and park nearby (across the bridge).  Powerboats launched from trailers take priority in the parking lot.  I will post our meeting time in an email to participants.  Please forward cell phone #'s to me when you ask leader permission.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and plan to paddle in up to these conditions (view the sea kayak difficulties definitions on our Activity Types, Difficulties & Prerequisites page):

  • Difficulty: SK III
    • Wind: 15 kts
  • Waves: 1.5'
  • Currents: < 2 kts
  • Distance:12  nm
  • Pace: moderate

Colvos Passage

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 i.e.
  9. Drysuits !
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