Freshwater Bay


Sea Kayak - Freshwater Bay

Web site has no options for alternate routes. This paddle will be a reverse trip from Crescent Beach to Freshwater Bay and return. Paddle will be stand alone or practice of skills learned in the Rockgardening Class given the day before. Dry suits, helmets, gloves required. Paddlers should be comfortable in some conditions, wind, currents and with rescues. Full details to follow before the paddle by email but general plan will be to camp overnight at Crescent Beach campground the night before.

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  • Sea Kayak III+, Sea Kayak IV, Sea Kayak V
  • Moderate

Crescent Beach


  • Difficulty: moderate 
  • Wind:5-15 mph
  • Waves: 2-4 ft wind waves
  • Route: Crescent Beach to Freshwater Bay and back.
  • Distance: 8 nm
  • Pace: slow to moderate

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.
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


In addition for this paddle I will require dry suits, helmets, gloves. Long and short tow systems recommended.


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