Golden Gardens


Sea Kayak - Golden Gardens to Richmond Beach

This is a student paddle along the coast of Puget Sound. Priority will be give to students of the 2015 Seattle Sea Kayak Basics Class

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  • Sea Kayak II+
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

The group will meet at Golden Gardens at 7:30 AM and launch by 9:30.  Immersion wear required.  

For those who need to rent kayak and/or dry suit please call Kayak Academy at (206) 527-1825 or them to make the arrangement for kayak and/dry suit to be brought to the launch site.

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: SK II
  • Wind: 10 Knots or less
  • Waves: 1 foot or less
  • Route: coastline, north or south dependent on wind and current
  • Distance:  8 nm
  • Pace: slow to moderate. 

We'll paddle from Golden Gardens to north or south dependent on wind and current


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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