Deception Pass


Sea Kayak - Deception Pass

Cliffside meander north of Deception Pass

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.5 kts
  • Pace: 3.3

Meet at the Bowman Bay boat launch at 10:00am, ready for shore talk at 10:45am.

This is part of the Paddle and Camp weekend.  We have the Deception Pass group campsite reserved and you are welcome to register to camp there on Friday and/or Saturday nights.

We'll leave Bowman Bay and explore many of the nooks and crannies of the cliff and rocky shoreline headed north. We'll continue on until such time that when we turn and head straight back (without meandering) such that we can be back in time (3:30pm?) to load up, drive to the group campsite, set up camp, and eat dinner. Sunset is 6:30pm.

Helmets and gloves encouraged but are not mandatory. Dry suits required.

Vaccinated individuals only, please.


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
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