Fox Island Circumnavigation


Sea Kayak - Fox Island Circumnavigation

Fox Island Circumnav

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm

This circumnavigation will involve a crossing of the Tacoma Narrows. Participants should be comfortable in wind and waves and be able to maintain a moderate pace. Notification as to launch time and location will be emailed to registered participants.

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: SK III
  • Wind: up to 15 mph
  • Waves: 1-2 feet
  • Route: TBA
  • Distance:  14 nm
  • Pace: Moderate

We'll paddle from Tacoma to Tacoma


Fox Island Circumnavigation

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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