Hartstine Island


Sea Kayak - Harstine Island Circumnavigation

Let’s do Harstine Island in one pleasant Summer day; with current assist all the way around the island. This paddle is for all of you who paddled at least once a month this last year through the Fall, Winter, Spring, and into the Summer. You could camp at Jurrell Cove for two night or show up on morning of paddle; option is yours. This trip also qualifies as a Case Inlet Paddle; with required 7nm non-repeated minimum shore line.

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  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 21.08 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 14 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3 kts
  • Pace: 3kts


We’ll, Launch at 6:00 am Saturday with a flooding tide and current.


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



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.

A fee of $28.00 each for two nights if camping.

I have Jarrell Cove private camp ground, reserved for this paddle.  Friday the 19th through Saturday night checking out Sunday, the morning for the 21st


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

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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