Discovery Bay


Sea Kayak - Discovery Bay: Maynard Beach to Contractors Point

From Maynard Beach, we'll paddle the West shore of Discovery Bay, passing Mill Point and Kalset Point on the way to Contractors Point, then return.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

Maynard Beach 10:00am

Parking space at the put-in is limited, so carpooling is encouraged. See below for carpooling details.

If weather is good, we'll do the paddle as planned. If wind / waves are up, we may paddle Sequim Bay instead, if conditions allow.

Dry suit required. Bring plenty of insulation, hot beverage and snack for lunch.

Directions To The Put-In:
From the south, take hwy 104 W over the Hood Canal bridge. After 14 mi merge onto hwy 101 W. After another 3 mi, look for a an unimproved gravel parking area on the right side of the road, just past an old train display.

Link to directions:

Carpooling Details:
To allow others to view your contact information and arrange carpooling, please update your Mountaineers profile per the directions below if you have not already done so. Note that carpooling options were enhanced in early December so you may wish to update your profile accordingly.

How To Update Your Mountaineers Profile:

  1. Login to the Mountaineers website and click on your name in the upper right corner,
  2. On the drop down menu, click on “My Profile”, then in left sidebar click on “Preferences”.
  3. On the “Member Profile” tab, upload an image of yourself in the “Image” section.
  4. Inside the “Bio” section, insert any information about yourself
  5. Continue with other information on page
  6. Scroll back to the top, and select the “Contact Info” tab and fill out
  7. Scroll back to the top, and select the “Preferences” tab. In addition to the other choices, ensure you “untick” the box “Make My Membership Private”. Select ride/drive preferences via the drop down, the add in Carpool notes, sample below:

    [city] is my car-pool area. If I drive, I can take [quantity] passengers and gear. If kayaking, I and can haul [quantity] kayaks in addition to my own. If you want to car pool with me, send me an email: [email]. My phone number is [number]. For those with pet allergies, I [do/do not] carry [dogs/cats] in my car. I am amenable to splitting fuel cost and bridge tolls.
  8. IMPORTANT: Click on the Save button at the bottom.

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: SK II
  • Wind: < 8 kts
  • Waves: < 1 ft
  • Route: Meandering
  • Distance: 8 nm
  • Pace: Moderate

Discovery Bay

  • Sea Trails North Hood Canal, Dosewallips to Port Ludlow WA105

    NOAA Approaches to Admirally Inlet Dungeness to Oak Bay No. 18471

    MapTech Cape Flattery to Whidbey Island No. 103
  • See full route/place details.
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
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