Ketron Island Circumnavigation


Sea Kayak - Ketron Island Circumnavigation

Launch from Steilacoom area, paddle into Oro Bay Anderson island for lunch stop. Return in afternoon, past the other side of Ketron island.

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 13 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 2-3 kt

Launch will be around 9 am in Steilacoom area.  Exact details TBD.

Winter paddling conditions 

Covid precautions 


Ketron Island Circumnavigation

  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445
  • 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 (bulkheads and/or air bags)
  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. Dry suit with insulating layers underneath, and warm hat/gloves
  9. Lunch.   Something hot in a thermos is a good thing to bring on a winter paddle.
  10. Mask for on shore.
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