Freshwater Bay


Sea Kayak - Freshwater Bay to Crescent Bay

Day trip to practice rock gardening skills

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  • Sea Kayak III+, Sea Kayak IV, Sea Kayak V
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1.5 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.5 kts
  • Pace: Meandering

Meet at 8:30am at the Freshwater Bay county park. Launch around 9:15am.

You must have had at least a one-day rock gardening clinic to participate. OK to have had the day before, and preference will be given to those participants.

We will meander our way along the rocks toward Crescent. Will eat lunch on a beach along the way. We will plan to be back at the cars by 3pm.

Dry Suit, helmet, and gloves required. Proof of vaccination required; please either send me a photo ahead of time or bring it day of. 

Please consider partially offsetting your carbon footprint to drive here by donating to a program to make the at the Tacoma Program Center a NetZero energy building. We are actively fundraising now. Thanks to those who already have.


Freshwater Bay

  • MapTech Cape Flattery to Whidbey Island No. 103

    NOAA Strait of Juan de Fuca: Eastern Part No. 18465
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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 seasonally
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