Sea Kayak - Doe Island

Fast water; scenic overnight camp; up early; fast water.

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  • Wed, Jun 13, 2018 — Thu, Jun 14, 2018
  • Seattle Sea Kayaking
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Adults
  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 23.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3.5 kts
  • Pace: Brisk

We will launch from Washington Park ~1300 on Wednesday, 6/13.  You may want to arrive at the "Day Use Area" around 1100, to load your boat, put your car in the overnight lot, ($7.00 cash), eat lunch, dress & launch.  We should return by 1100 on Thursday. 

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 IV
  • Wind: <15 knots
  • Waves: <2 ft
  • Currents: < 3.5 knots
  • Distance:  23 nm
  • Pace: brisk

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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