Goat Island


Sea Kayak - Goat Island

Counter-clockwise around mysterious Goat Island with a stop to explore the remains of Fort Whitman; launching and returning to the public boat ramp south of La Conner.

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  • Sun, May 17, 2020
  • Everett Branch
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Adults
  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Elevation Gain: 50 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 50 ft
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: Moderate

More info as the date approaches.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions (view the sea kayak difficulties definitions on our Activity Types, Difficulties & Prerequisites page):

  • Difficulty:  SK II
  • Wind:  10 kts
  • Waves: <1 ft
  • Currents: minimal
  • Distance: up to 8 nm
  • Pace: moderate

Goat Island

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, in this case a dry suit.
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