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Sea Kayak - Hood Canal: Dewatto to Holly

This trip will be one-way, with a car shuttle, and the direction of travel will depend on the winds as forecast for that day.

  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 11.0 nm

We will meet at 9:15 a.m. at a private cabin located on the shore at Holly, which is about a 15 minute drive south of Seabeck, or about a 35 minute drive west from the ferry at Bremerton.  Meeting details, including exact location of our meeting place,  car shuttle logistics, etc., to be announced. 

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and plan to paddle in up to these conditions (view the sea kayak difficulties definitions on our Activity Types, Difficulties & Prerequisites page):

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Wind: May exceed 10 knots
  • Waves: Wind waves may exceed 1 ft.
  • Currents: Under 1 knot
  • Distance:  11 nm
  • Pace: Moderate
  • This is potentially an SK III outing due to a crossing of approx. 1 nm, and the potential for winds requiring good bracing skills.  If actual conditions are predicted to exceed SK III level, we will consider other options for the itinerary. 

Hood Canal: Dewatto to Holly

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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