Deception Pass


Sea Kayak - Deception Pass

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 5.0 nm

Be prepared to launch from the Deception Pass State Park Bowman Bay launch ramp at 09:00.

Be prepared to launch from Bowman Bay launch ramp at 09:00. We'll have a beach talk & discuss techniques for crossing eddy lines, boat handling skills that you should practice, and review safety and rescue expectations. You should be prepared for cold water immersion and expect to swim at some point. Bring all of your safety gear. Backup flotation is a good idea. Don't forget your helmet! This trip will include circumnavigation of Strawberry and Deception Islands, and qualify as an Olympia branch Riptide & Rapids paddle pin trip. 


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 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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