Freshwater Bay

Trip

Sea Kayak - Freshwater Bay

Rock Garden Safety and Rescues

Info
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 4.0 nm

Meet at Freshwater Bay Boat Launch at 8:30 am. We will be off the water in the early evening.

This activity is focused primarily for those who lead trips that involve rock gardening. We will spend the entire day 1) assessing features for safety, 2) learning how to safely take a group into rock features, 3) performing a LOT of rescues. 

Route/Place

Freshwater Bay



  • MapTech Cape Flattery to Whidbey Island No. 103

    NOAA Strait of Juan de Fuca: Eastern Part No. 18465
  • See full route/place details.
Roster
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. Throw rope
  4. Paddle
  5. Spray skirt
  6. Bilge pump with floatation
  7. Self-rescue paddle float
  8. Waterproof whistle
  9. Warm clothing under drysuit
Trip Reports