Sea Kayak - Commencement Bay


Sea Kayak - Commencement Bay

Student Paddle. Paddle Thea Foss to Dickman Mill along Rustin Way. Leader permission

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm


Paddle Thea Foss to Dickman Mill  along Rustin Way. Leader permission for Tacoma Basic Sea Kayaking Class. Student Paddle.

Emersion Gear to practice wet exits & rescues. 10 essentials

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/III
  • Wind: less than 10 knots
  • Waves: minimal
  • Route: west out of Thea Foss Waterway
  • Distance:  8nm
  • Pace: slow

We'll paddle from Thea Foss to Dickman Mill along Rustin Way


Commencement Bay

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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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