Fox Island Circumnavigation


Sea Kayak - Fox Island Circumnavigation

We will do a clockwise circumnavigation of Fox Island with moderate current assist.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 14 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2.6 kts
  • Pace: 2.5-3

We will meet at the Fox Island boat launch on the causeway to Fox Island.

Meeting time:  08:00

Launch time:  09:00

This is a  mentored paddle--thanks to Laura Predmore for mentoring.  

There is no toilet at the launch site.  We will make necessary stops on undeveloped beaches.

Please bring if you have them:

NOAA radio

Tow belt

As we do our tour I would like to consider how the island influenced a late 20th century American cartoonist who spent his formative summers there.


Fox Island Circumnavigation

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 season
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