Deception Pass


Sea Kayak - Deception Pass

Introduction to tidal current

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate

Meet at Cornet Bay at 8:30 AM.

This is  an introduction to tidal current and  dynamic condition. We will learn and practice:

  • Strategies for paddling in current
  • How to cross an eddy line
  •  How to ferry back and forth across current

Helmet is required. 

View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty:  SK III - SK IV
  • Wind: <= 10 knots
  • Waves: <= 3 ft

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 Deception Pass sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle, helmet 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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