Deception Pass

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Sea Kayak - Deception Pass

Launch at Cornet Bay to play in the flood current of Deception Pass.

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  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

Meet at Cornet Bay boat ramp parking area near bathrooms at 9-9:30 am. Launch at 10 am.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and plan to paddle in up to these conditions (view the sea kayak difficulties definitions on our Activity Types, Difficulties & Prerequisites page):

  • Difficulty: SK-V
  • Wind: <= 20 kt
  • Waves: <= 3 ft
  • Currents: <= 6.5 kt
  • Distance:  < 8 nm
  • Pace: Strenuous
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
  9. Helmet
  10. Immersion-wear (drysuit or wetsuit/drytop)
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