Sea Kayak - Hood Canal Triple Cross

Scenic paddle across Hood Canal with views of the Olympics.

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm

Meet at 9:00 am at Misery Point Boat Launch. The address is 10400 Misery Point  road NW, Seabeck, WA.  Latitude Longitude (47.651766,-122.834956)

The rating is SK IV due to a 2.5 NM crossing. Length of trip 10 NM. We will stop at Pleasant Harbor and travel up to the Dosewallips estuary.

Dry suit required. Bring lots of water. Expect sun. Bring extra clothes. Bring lunch.

View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty:  SK-IV due to crossings
  • Wind:        Up to 10 kts
  • Waves:      Up to 1 ft
  • Route:       Misery Point to Pleasant Harbor to Dosewallips to Misery Point
  • Distance:   10 nm
  • Pace:         Maintain 2.5 knots for an hour

Hood Canal Triple Cross

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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