Sea Kayak - Henderson Bay

From Rosedale we will paddle across Henderson Bay to view the old wrecks. We will then work our way back to Cutts Island and perhaps down to Kopachuch State Park and then return to Rosedale.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft
  • Pace: Leisurely to Moderate

We will depart from Rosedale, WA.  From Gig Harbor take Rosedale St. NW until you get to the Rosedale Park / ball feild.  Be sure to stay on Rosedale St. NW (the ball feild will be on your right hand side, and continue to the end of the road.

There is a narrow access point at the end of the road.  Once you unload your gear you will need to park up by the ball feild. 

Launch  9:30

Typically this is a calm area to paddle, if the wind come up it is possible to see waves up to 3'.  

We will eat lunch at Cutts Island or Kopachuck State Park.


Henderson Bay

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven 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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