Fox Island Circumnavigation

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Sea Kayak - Fox Island Circumnavigation

Weekday counterclockwise circumnavigation

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.2 nm

Fox Island boat launch (Towhead Island) 

9 am meet

10 am launch

Come out for friendly weekday paddle around Fox Island. This  is a mentored paddle. Carpool encouraged.

Drysuit required

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: SK III
  • Wind: Up to 12-13 kts
  • Waves:  Up to  1.5 ft
  • Currents: Up to 2 kts
  • Distance:  11.2 nm
  • Pace: moderate
Route/Place

Fox Island Circumnavigation



  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445
  • See full route/place details.
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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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