Deception Pass


Sea Kayak - Deception Pass

Deception Pass paddle and play (SK IV)

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Challenging

Meeting time and location TBA.

We will be launching from Bowman Bay and heading to the Canoe Pass side of Deception Pass to play on a 6.0 ebb.  We will be combining plenty of time to practice our skills with some nice paddle time around Pass Island and Deception Island. 

Participants must have taken an introduction to Deception Pass class before, and must wear a dry suit, helmet and neoprene gloves. 

If you are a Tacoma Intermediate Sea Kayak Course student, bring your logbook along if you need the Deception Pass portion signed off.

This paddle qualifies for the Olympia branch's "Rapids and Riptides" paddle pin.


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 essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips. 

  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. Dry suit/warm clothing
  9. Neoprene gloves
  10. Helmet
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