Deception Pass


Sea Kayak - Deception Pass

An opportunity to do some training and then paddle moderate ebb currents at Deception Pass

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 nm

Meet at Bowman Bay, ready to launch at 8:00 am.  

We will review and practice skills related to paddling in currents in Bowman Bay. About 10:00 we will head over to the pass to catch the building ebb current.  Sometime mid afternoon we will feel done and head home.  Optional dinner and debrief after the paddle.

This is an opportunity for people with little experience paddling in currents to gain experience and develop skills.  


  • Helmet
  • Spare clothing
  • Lunch
  • Questions
  • Skills you wish to practice
  • All the other kayak essentials
  • Towbelt is always recommended

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
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