Deception Pass


Sea Kayak - Deception Pass

Playing with the flood follow by the ebb current at Canoe Pass and Strawberry Island and having fun.

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 4 kts

Meet at Bowman Bay at 8:00 AM

This activity is for those who have taken tidal current clinics, NOT for first timer.  You should be able to self rescue  or roll.  

Helmet and gloves are required.

Discover Pass is needed to park at Bowman Bay.

Please used mask while NOT on the water or stay 6 ft or more from each other (before launching, during breaks, after paddle).


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 nine 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 & Gloves
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