East Passage, Puget Sound

Trip

Sea Kayak - East Passage, Puget Sound

We will launch from the beach next to Southworth Ferry and paddle 4.2 nm to the south end of Lincoln Park. After a rest and lunch or a snack, we will retrace our route back to Southworth.

  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.4 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 12 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 0.7 kts
  • Pace: 3.0 kts

We will MEET at 9 am at the far end of  Southeast Sebring Drive just north of the Southworth Ferry dock.  We will unload boats and gear and then park in the ferry parking lot.   There is a FEE to park in the ferry lot.  We will LAUNCH at 10 AM.

We will launch from the beach next to Southworth Ferry and paddle across Colvos Passage, along the north shore of Vashon Island and then on to the south end of Lincoln Park.  After a rest and lunch or a snack, we will retrace our route back to Southworth.    There are restroom facilities at the ferry parking lot and at Lincoln Park.  This is an open water crossing with no beach access along the route.  We will be crossing shipping lanes and will need to pay close attention to staying together as a group.  Dry suits are required for this paddle.

Route/Place

East Passage, Puget Sound



  • Sea Trails Vashon Island, Tacoma Narrows to Elliot Bay WA203

    MapTech Oak Bay to Commencement Bay No. 102

    MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    NOAA Puget Sound: Southern Part No. 18448
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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.

  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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