Hartstine Island


Sea Kayak - Harstine Island Circumnavigation

This paddle is for all of you who paddled at least one or two, paddles a month this last year through the Fall, Winter, and Spring. Let’s do Harstine Island in one pleasant Summer day. Current Assist most of the way.

  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 20.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 14 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3 kts
  • Pace: 3kts


Paddlers are expected to be able to maintain a minimum of 3kts pace without assistance.

These camp sites have power and water there’s room for multiple tents and/or a camper van or two.

There’s heated bathrooms within short walking distance from camp sites.

The fee $21.00 each for two nights of camping.

I have  Jarrell Cove private camp ground, reserved for this paddle.  Friday through Saturday night checking out Sunday morning.

We’ll arrive Friday the 7th so your rested.  For Saturday the 8th, 6:00 am early morning ride on flooding tide and current, launch from Jurrell Cove.


We’ll be off water by 4:00 or 5:00pm unless wind forces a longer day.

Details will be provided upon inquiry and approval for registration.

Enthusiasm and smile’s

The current will be at our back the entire trip heading south and then east through Dana Passage, and again as we paddle north.  With a nice break at McKicken Island.  Before completing the final four miles to Jurrell Cove

Wet suit or dry suit exceptable attire 

Bring lunch, extra water, something warm to drink and snacks.

We’ll have lunch at south end of Harstine Island in Dana Passage.

Bring: if you have them:

tow belt




Hartstine Island

  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445
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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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