Goat Island

Trip

Sea Kayak - Goat Island

Clockwise paddle around Goat Island with a stop on the island to explore Fort Whitman.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.3 nm
  • Elevation Gain: 100 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 100 ft
  • Maximum Wind: 12 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.5 kts
  • Pace: 2.5 kts

We will start and end at the Conner Waterfront Park boat ramp in La Conner.

Please plan to be at the park by no later than 9:30am.  This is the meeting time and it was established to ensure everyone has enough time to prepare for our timely launch one hour later.  We cannot delay the launch time so if you feel you may need more time to prepare your boat and gear, please plan on arriving before the 9:30am meeting time.

I expect we will be done paddling by around 3:00pm.  If there is interest after loading up our boats and gear, we’ll reconvene at nearby La Conner Brewing.

 

 

This trip is intended for students of this year's Mountaineers Basic Sea Kayaking course (any branch) who are seeking to complete their trip requirements for graduation, or for anyone who has already earned the badge.

As is standard for Mountaineers Sea Kayaking activities, participants are responsible for making arrangements for their own boats, gear, food, water, etc.

Paddling style dry suits or wetsuits are required on this trip due to the possibly of cold water immersion.  

For information on Goat Island’s interesting military history, check out http://www.fortwiki.com/Fort_Whitman

 

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Required Equipment

The following 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

As is standard for Mountaineers Sea Kayaking activities, participants are responsible for making arrangements for their own boats, gear, food, water, etc.

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