Ketron Island Circumnavigation

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Sea Kayak - Ketron Island Circumnavigation

Roughly 12nm paddle from the Nisqually flats (Luhr Launch), around Ketron Island, crossing to Anderson Island and return. Late morning launch due to tide cycle.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 12 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.5 kts
  • Pace: Fairly brisk - Flatwater pace of 3.4

Luhr Boat Launch -

4949 D Milluhr Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98516

Meet at 09:30 for 10:30 am launch. Restrooms available.

Proper immersion wear required.

Note - Roughly 12nm paddle from the Nisqually flats (Luhr Launch), around Ketron Island, crossing to Anderson Island and return. Late morning launch due to tide cycle.  Initial stop at beach south of Ketron with anticipated 1 hour stop to await current change.  Next stop(s) on Anderson Island.

Route/Place

Ketron Island Circumnavigation



  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445
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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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