Deception Pass

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Sea Kayak - Deception Pass

Deception Pass paddle, plus some time to play in the ebb current

  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
We will meet at Bowman Bay (north of Deception Pass) at 9:15 am.

Need to work off some of that post-Thanksgiving pumpkin pie?  Here's a nice 8 nm paddle that's combined with some play time in the DP ebb (we'll be in the ebb from just after slack until it gets up to 6.0 kts.)

Paddlers must have some experience playing in Deception Pass and be able to paddle at 3-3.5 kts.  They also should be comfortable paddling in wind waves of up to 1.5 foot, and have reliable rescue skills. Dry suits, helmets, warm clothing and neoprene gloves required.

Participants (drivers) will need a Discover Pass.

We'll be on the water around 10:00 am and off by around 3:00 pm.

Route/Place

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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