Central Hood Canal


Sea Kayak - Hood Canal: Holly to Triton Cove

We will paddle a scenic stretch of this fjord below the Olympic Mountains. This will be a circuit, with crossings, to explore the east and west shores.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm
  • Pace: 2.5 kts

Plan to arrive at Holly by 9:15 a.m. (details about meeting place TBA).  We will plan on launching by 10:15 a.m. 

We'll be crossing Hood Canal, so in the event of winds, you'll need to have bracing skills. 


Central Hood Canal

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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