Duwamish Waterway


Sea Kayak - Duwamish Waterway

Duwamish Waterway Sea Kayak Paddle

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.9 nm

Time:  Meet at 10AM on 6/22/17, Thursday.  Launch at 11AM or earlier if ready.

Location: Jack Block Park: 2310 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

Note change of launch site to Jack Block Park: We'll paddle south past Harbor Island and up the Duwamish.  Bring snacks and lunch. We'll pull out along the river for lunch. Probably at the Duwamish Waterway Park between the 1st Ave South Bridge and the South Park Bridge.


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: SKII
  • Wind: Dependent on specific weather for the day
  • Waves: Dependent on specific weather for the day
  • Currents: minimal
  • Distance:  12 nm
  • Pace: moderate.

Duwamish Waterway

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These eight 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 and the whistle usually but not always a part of the PFD kit.

  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. Dry suit preferred. Wet suit acceptable.  I will be in dry suit.
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