Duwamish Waterway


Sea Kayak - Duwamish Waterway

We will paddle from Alki to South Park - and back.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm

Columbus Day special:  Meet at Don Armeni boat ramp at 08:00.  We'll get on the water as soon as we can to paddle up to the new South Park Bridge on the rising tide.  We will then have a relaxing ride back down on the building ebb.  

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: > 15 knots
  • Waves: > two feet
  • Route:
  • Distance:   12 nm
  • Pace: Moderate "time and tide, etc., etc."

We'll paddle from Alki to ... South Park


Duwamish Waterway

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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