Gig Harbor


Sea Kayak - Gig Harbor to Sunrise Beach

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

Launching from Gig Harbor Randal Boat Launch at 9 AM.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Wind: up to 10 kts
  • Waves: up to 2 feet
  • Route:
  • Distance:  6 nm
  • Pace: Slow

We'll paddle from the Randal Boat launch in Gig Harbor, head north up Colvos Passage to Sunrise beach.  Along the way we'll practice boat control skills.  Have lunch and paddle back.  This is intended as a "student paddle" for this year's students.  All participants will need to be dressed for immersion, and will practice their self and assisted re-entries.  Leader permission is required. 


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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