Deception Pass


Sea Kayak - Deception Pass

Play day in currents up to 6.7 kt.

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  • Sea Kayak IV, Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm

Cornet bay launch at 10 AM.

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-V (Current)
  • Wind: up to 10 kt
  • Waves: up to 3 ft
  • Route:Cornet bay to Canoe Pass,
  • Distance:  6-8 nm
  • Pace: often strenuous

We'll paddle from cornet bay, through deception pass on the falling ebb.  Have lunch, and play in canoe pass, falling back to Strawberry, as the flood builds.


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 on a lanyard stowed in a pocket of the PFD
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
  9. Helmet required
  10. Strongly recommend gloves
  11. Recommend spare paddle
  12. Recommend plenty of on-water snacks
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