Freshwater Bay


Sea Kayak - Freshwater Bay to Crescent Bay

Rocks! Come play in the rocks and practice your fine maneuvering skills!

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  • Sea Kayak III+, Sea Kayak IV, Sea Kayak V
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 nm
  • Pace: This is about play and not about distance


Meet at Freshwater Bay state park at whatever time you need to arrive to be ready to launch at 10 am.

Participants must have some level of experience in dynamic water but I am willing to be generous in that interpretation! Send me a note if you are uncertain and we can talk about it. 

We will run a shuttle for a start at FWB and an end at Crescent Bay. Expect to be on the water from 10 to about 3-4. 

Thursday, December 12, 2019Sun 7:56am-4:20pm. high tide 3:00am (7.17ft), low tide 7:47am (5.62ft), high tide 12:02pm (6.79ft), low tide 7:57pm (-1.60ft)


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 or thick wetsuit and paddle jacket - MANDATORY
  9. Helmet - MANDATORY
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