Sea Kayak - Gig Harbor to Sunrise Beach


Sea Kayak - Gig Harbor to Sunrise Beach

Student paddle

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  • Sea Kayak II+
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 nm

We will meet at the Randall Street boat launch in Gig Harbor at 9:00 am.

This is a student paddle (first dibs on sign-ups are for the Tacoma Basic Sea Kayak Class.)

This 6 nm paddle will start in Gig Harbor where we will practice our boat maneuvering skills in and out of the docks before heading to Sunrise Beach for lunch.  On the way back, everyone will practice their self- and assisted-rescues.

Dry suits or wetsuits required, in addition to the usual 10 essentials.


    Gig Harbor

    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
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