Discovery Bay


Sea Kayak - Gardiner to Discovery Bay Wildlife Area

Paddle the west shore of Discovery Bay, passing Mill Point and Kalset Point on the way to Contractor’s Point and if water high enough we can visit the Wildlife Area

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  • *Varies*, Sea Kayak II, Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 15.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 14 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Pace: 3

Meet at Gardiner Boat Ramp Jefferson County Wa at 9:15am

launch 10:00am

Immersion wear required ( I prefer a Dry suit)

Bring if you have these:

tow belt


your sail if it’s windy

something warm to Drink and a lunch of your choice.

These are Modified rescues we’ll use should the need arise.


Discovery Bay

  • Sea Trails North Hood Canal, Dosewallips to Port Ludlow WA105

    NOAA Approaches to Admirally Inlet Dungeness to Oak Bay No. 18471

    MapTech Cape Flattery to Whidbey Island No. 103
  • 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. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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