Deception Pass


Sea Kayak - Deception Pass

Increase your options in moving water.

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 nm

We will meet at Cornet Bay; review relevant strokes; move in and out of  eddies; ferry across tidal streams – on the ebb current.  We'll have lunch; then repeat on the flood. If you have some experience in tidal currents, and would like to polish or refine your skills, this would be a good opportunity to do it.  Immersion clothing, helmet, tow belt, hearty lunch and beverage recommended.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty:  Moderate
  •  Wind: < ten knots
  • Waves:   < one foot
  • Route:  out and back
  • Distance:  five nm
  • Pace:  moderate

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
  10. Tow belt
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