Sea Kayak - Indian Island Circumnavigation

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Sea Kayak - Indian Island Circumnavigation

The culvert is gone but so is the portage and now we have the new tidelands area to explore at the south end of the island! We can also view the beautiful midden shells paddling the back eddies of the PT Canal. Marine and birdlife viewing can be very good at this time of year. Drysuits required.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3.0 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3.0 kts

TBA with leader permission

One of the reasons why I have wanted to do this trip again is to see what the conditions are now like on the south end of the island.   Paddlers will need to be prepared for going against current possibly in adverse conditions. 

Route/Place

Marrowstone & Indian Islands



  • NOAA Port Townsend No. 18464

    NOAA Bellingham to Everett No. 18423

    NOAA Approaches to Admirally Inlet Dungeness to Oak Bay No. 18471

    Sea Trails North Hood Canal, Dosewallips to Port Ludlow WA105

    Sea Trails Port Townsend, Dungeness Spit to Marrowstone Island WA103

    MapTech Cape Flattery to Whidbey Island No. 103
  • See full route/place details.
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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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