Sea Kayak - Doe Island

A camping trip with strong currents and resulting turbulence.

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  • Fri, Jul 11, 2014 — Sat, Jul 12, 2014
  • Seattle Sea Kayaking
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Adults
  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 23.0 nm

We will meet at Washington Park on Friday, July 11, at 10:00.

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 IV
  • Wind: < 10 kts
  • Waves:< 2 ft
  • Route: 4 crossings
  • Distance: 23 nm
  • Pace: moderate

On Friday, July 11, we'll follow the flooding current north to Doe island.  Early Saturday, July 12, we'll return on the ebb.  Experience and comfort in moving water required.


Doe Island

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. Camping gear, food and water.
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