Deception Pass


Sea Kayak - Deception Pass

Fine tune your paddling skills in moving water in a moderately fast ebb (-5.4 in Deception Pass @ 3:14 pm)

  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 5 kts
  • Pace: 2.5

Meet at Bowman Bay at 9:30 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m. launch.  

We will meander along the rocky shoreline south of Bowman Bay, and then ride the flood (it will be past peak flood), to Cornet Bay via Strawberry Island, for lunch.  Back to Canoe Pass to play in the building ebb.  ETA back at Bowman Bay 4 p.m.

Helmets, previous experience in dynamic water required.  This is not a class - enjoy a play and practice date with your peers.


Deception Pass

  • Sea Trails Deception Pass and Skagit Bay WA101

    NOAA Bellingham to Everett No. 18423

    NOAA Anacortes to Skagit Bay No. 18427
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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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