Goat Island


Sea Kayak - Goat Island

Counterclockwise paddle around mysterious Goat Island, with a stop on the island to explore Fort Whitman.

  • Sat, Mar 27, 2021
  • Everett Branch
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Adults
  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.4 nm
  • Elevation Gain: 50 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 50 ft
  • Maximum Wind: 12 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

We will start and end at the Conner Waterfront Park boat ramp in La Conner, along the channel side of Sherman Street.

Please plan to be at the park by no later than 9:00am.  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 9:00am meeting time.

I expect we will be done paddling by around 3:00pm.

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 are required on this trip due to the season and the possibly of cold water immersion.  

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


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
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