Sea Kayak - Jetty Island


Sea Kayak - Jetty Island

A late spring paddle around scenic Jetty Island at the Port of Everett

  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: 2.5 knots

Meet at the 10th Street Boat ramp at the Port of Everett at 9:00 am to launch at 10:00 am. We will meet and launch from Ramp 13 on the north end of the ramps

Google Map link to launch site

This trip requires trip leader permission as it is intended for students working to complete their Mountaineers Basic Sea Kayaking badge. If you are a student in one of these courses, please contact the trip leader to be added to the roster.

As is standard for Mountaineers Sea Kayaking activities, participants are responsible for making arrangements for their own boats, gear, food, water, etc.

Jetty Island is one of my favorite trips as it's different every time. We'll see wildlife...definitely some harbor seals & gulls and maybe eagles and  some whales.

Conditions around Jetty on the day we paddle with be influenced by tides, winds, and Snohomish river flow so we'll decide if we take the clockwise or counter-clockwise route around the island at the launch. If conditions are good, we'll swing by the sunken barges at the north end of the island. 

We'll stop for lunch on the west side of the island which has great views of Whidbey, Hat, and Camano islands and the Olympic mountains if it's  a clear day. 

Additional logistics:


Everett Harbor & Jetty Island

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 (Drysuit)
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