Golden Gardens


Sea Kayak - Golden Gardens Park

This activity is part of the Golden Gardens Skills Practice - First Sunday of the month course

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  • Sea Kayak II+
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Meet at 9 am on the water by 9:30. Meet at Golden Gardens, just north of Shilshole Marina. We launch from the beach

We will be off the water by 11:30am

We will stay in the area and practice skills.  The menu of the day will be dependent upon the conditions and participants choice. The skills session is accessible to all levels of experience. Strokes, rescues, towing, rolling are all possibilities.

Be save and have fun

The water is 55 degrees. Drysuit is required. Neoprene cap HIGHLY recommended. Nose plugs are useful.

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

  • Difficulty: Sea kayak II/III
  • Wind: less than 10 knots
  • Waves: 
  • Currents: 
  • Distance:  nm
  • Pace: 



Golden Gardens

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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