Sea Kayak - Doe Island

PNW paddling doesn’t get much better than this: a fast and fun ride playing through whirlies and rips with a relaxing night spent camping on lovely Doe Island.

  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 23.0 nm

TBA with leader's permission

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and plan to paddle in up to these conditions (view the sea kayak difficulties definitions on our Activity Types, Difficulties & Prerequisites page):

  • Difficulty: SK III-IV
  • Wind: 0-15 kts
  • Waves: 0-3+'
  • Currents: 2.5-4+ kts
  • Distance: 20+ nm
  • Pace: current assisted

Water will be rough so good bracing skills, immersion wear and helmets required.  Camping and parking fees will apply.


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
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