Hale Passage & Wollochet Bay


Sea Kayak - Hale Passage & Wollochet Bay

Depart the Fox Island Boat Ramp @ 0900hrs and transit to Narrows View Park on the the west side of the Tacoma Narrows, south of the Bridge. If foul weather, alternate will be Wollochet Bay.

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.8 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 12 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1.5 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 5 kts
  • Pace: 2.5 nm /hr

Fox Island Boat ramp  (South end of FI. bridge)

Please  be ready to paddle at 0900.

        ****  Due to short days this time of year, we will need to  keep an eye on the                            clock

 I would like to offer the opportunity for rescue practice.



Hale Passage & Wollochet Bay

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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