Sea Kayak - Fox Island Circumnavigation


Sea Kayak - Fox Island Circumnavigation

Fox Island circumnavigation

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 nm

We will meet at the Fox Island boat launch (on the far end of the Fox Island bridge on "Towhead Island")  at 9:30 am.

This SK III paddle is 11 nm long.  We will stop for lunch/snacks on the east and west ends of Fox Island. 

Participants should be able to paddle at 3.0 kts, in winds of up to 10 - 12 kts, with wind waves of 1 - 2 feet.  Dry suits and warm clothing are required.

If winds are predicted to be higher than 12 kts, we may chose to paddle in a less exposed area.


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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