Sea Kayak - Hood Canal: Holly to Misery Point

Enjoy a "wind run" with ebb current on this 10nm paddle up the eastern shore of Marrowstone Island, and play in the tidal rapid off Marrowstone Point. The trip is one-way, requiring a shuttle. A strong south wind makes for a bonus.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm

9:00 at Misery Point Boat Launch in Seabeck. You'll need a Discover Pass here. There is a pit toilet. We'll load boats and all people into a few cars and and shuttle to the launch area by Anderson Creek in Holly.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: SK-III
  • Wind: <17kts
  • Waves: <2 ft
  • Distance:  10nm
  • Pace: Brisk

Visit Wilcox House dock, SNCRA property, Stavis Bay, and Clark's Lagoon. 


Hood Canal: Holly to Misery Point

  • Sea Trails South Hood Canal Dabob Bay WA201

    MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    NOAA Puget Sound No. 18440
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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
  9. Helmet
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