Sea Kayak - Commencement Bay


Sea Kayak - Commencement Bay

An easy night paddle to watch the Tacoma Christmas Boat Parade.

  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 12 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Pace: Easy

 We will meet at Jack Hyde Park in Old Town Tacoma. We will launch at 5:30 PM. Please give extra time to prepare as we need to park cars 5 - 10 minutes away by foot.

  This is a short night paddle to get to the best seats in town for the Tacoma Christmas boat parade. Christmas decorations are encouraged!! Since it is a night paddle, you must have a white deck light or a camping head light (33 CFR 83). Hundreds of Christmas lights will meet this requirement 


Commencement Bay

  • Sea Trails Vashon Island, Tacoma Narrows to Elliot Bay WA203

    MapTech Oak Bay to Commencement Bay No. 102
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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. A Dry Suit is required
  9. A white deck light or a camping head light (33 CFR 83).
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