Marrowstone & Indian Islands


Sea Kayak - Marrowstone & Indian Islands

Clockwise circumnavigation of Marrowstone and Indian Islands.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 20.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 20 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 4 kts
  • Pace: 3+ kts

Launching from Pope Marine Park (530 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368) Arrive in time to launch at 10am.

Launching from Pope Marine Park in Pt Townsend, we'll paddle clockwise around Marrowstone and Indian islands. Lunch break will be at Kinney Point State Park. We'll catch the ebb through the canal and back to Pt Townsend.

This is intended as a conditioning paddle, and participants should be comfortable maintaining a steady 3+ kt pace. We should have some current assist after lunch. Depending on the wind, conditions could vary from smooth to very dynamic.

Dry suit required

Full COVID vaccination 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
Trip Reports