Possession Sound


Sea Kayak - Hat (Gedney) Island

Fun triple cross From Langley to the tip of Camano to hat islands, with hope of grey whales.

  • Sea Kayak III/IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: 2.7 knots

Meet at Phil Simon park in Langley, be prepared to launch at 10:30am. There is limited parking there so you may need to move your car up to the top of the hill after unloading and walk back down.

A fun twist on the spring grey whale watch.

We'll launch from Langley, cross to the tip of Camino island for a rest (about 2nm), then cross to Hat island for lunch (2.5 nm). We will then cross back to Whidbey and follow the coast back (3.5nm). But we will keep our eye our for the grey whales that like to feed in this area, and detour if we see them.


Possession Sound

  • NOAA Puget Sound: Shilshole Bay to Commencement Bay No. 18474

    NOAA Puget Sound: Oak Bay to Shilshole Bay No. 18473
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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
  9. drysuit
  10. Radio, tow belt if you have one
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