Freshwater Bay


Sea Kayak - Freshwater Bay to Crescent Bay

Rock garden on the epic passage between Freshwater Bay and Crescent Bay

  • Sea Kayak III+, Sea Kayak IV, Sea Kayak V
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 nm

We will meet at Freshwater Bay at 8:30 am to unload our gear and set up a shuttle to end the paddle at Crescent Bay.

We will launch from Freshwater Bay and meander along the coast line finding fun features to assess and play in along the way. While this is not a course, we will spend time figuring out why (or why not) a rock feature is safe to play in. We will also practice rescues to keep our skills sharp. Rolling practice in conditions is highly encouraged!


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 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. Drysuit required
  9. Helmet required
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