Sea Kayak - Hale Passage & Wollochet Bay


Sea Kayak - Hale Passage & Wollochet Bay

This is a 2021 Basic Sea Kayak Student Paddle! All brand new students are welcome to join this paddle. We’ll launch from the Fox 🦊 Island Boat ramp, turn SE paddling under the bridge until reaching Cromwell shoreline. We’ll handrail shoreline until reaching concrete bulkhead under undeveloped slide area. We’ll stop for short Bio-break if anyone wishes to. Shortly we’ll continue until end of bay for lunch spot. After lunch we’ll continue in clockwise out to Montgomery Heights boat ramp. Then crossing Hales Passage to Fox Island; we’ll handrail islands shoreline until reaching the boat ramp.

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: 2.5

Meet at Fox Island Boat Ramp 10:00am 

Launch at 10:45am

Their aren’t any Bath rooms at launch but their is a porta-potty at the Fox Island Sand Spit Park less than a mile from Launch site.

All Tacoma Sea Kayaking Student are required to have there Paddle Completion Sheets filled out and ready for discussion at lunch time.

Be sure to bring a lunch and something hot to drink.
Proper Immersion clothing required!

Bring if you have them:

VHF Radio

There are not any rental business anywhere near this paddle destination 

Besure to come with the Expectation of having a FUN day on the water with new friends!


Hale Passage & Wollochet Bay

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These three 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. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  2. Paddle
  3. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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