Deception Pass


Sea Kayak - Deception Pass

Play Day at the Pass. Fun in tidal currents on ebb and flood tides.

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 6.5 kts

Meet at 8:15 ready to launch by 9:00am

W Cornet Bay Rd, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Play day at the Pass!

launch in the am from Cornet bay for a few hrs of ebb in Canoe pass. After a late lunch we will play in the afternoon flood current.  With a likely visit to Strawberry Island on the way back to launch.

6.5kt ebb @ 10am

5kt flood @ 5pm

This is not intended to be a clinic or training day but will be a good opportunity to tune up skills for the coming summer. Participants must have taken a tidal currents clinic and be comfortable performing self and assisted rescues in strong currents.

Helmets, Drysuits required; gloves strongly encouraged.


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 eight 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. Drysuit
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