Marrowstone & Indian Islands


Sea Kayak - Indian Island Circumnavigation

Circumnavigation of Indian Island, starting and ending at Port Hadlock boat ramp.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.1 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2.8 kts
  • Pace: Moderate

We will launch promptly at 11:00am so please plan to arrive at the Port Hadlock boat ramp, on the beach in front of the Ajax Cafe, by no later than 10:00 am to allow enough time for everyone to get their gear in order.

Trip includes up to three rest stops: the first near Fort Flagler boat ramp for lunch, the second at Mystery Bay, and possibly a third after we pass through the newly restored channel between Indian and Marrowstone islands.  We'll wrap up the trip with a ride through the Port Townsend Canal on the afternoon ebb, followed by an after-paddle meeting at the fabulous Ajax Café for those interested.

Expect to get wet.  Sea kayaking dry suit or sea kayaking appropriate farmer John style wetsuit required.  


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.
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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