Sea Kayak - Marrowstone Island


Sea Kayak - Marrowstone Island

We will launch from Mystery Bay State Park, and paddle clockwise until reaching East Beach Park. We’ll park some cars their or nearby at a private home. It’s a little more than half mile between parks. We’ll have time to play in tidal exchange at Fort Flagger

  • *Varies*, Sea Kayak III, Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Pace: 3

Our Launch destination is from Mystery Bay State Park, we should allow ample time for pre-shuttle preparation. I.e. dropping off your kayak at Mystery Bay, driving your car over to East Beach Park, .75 mile away and all piling into one or two cars to go back to mystery Bay. After we arrive back at Mystery bay.  Be prepared for short pre-launch talk and planned departure time of 9:00am

The park has very nice restrooms here.

Discovery pass needed

Please dress in proper immersion wear.

This in my interpretation is if it’s less than 67° outside air temperature, I expect you to wear a dry suit. If it’s higher than that, you’re free to wear a wetsuit it’s up to you.

 Bring these if you own them :

  • tow belt,
  • VHF radio,
  • lunch,
  • snacks
  • something hot to drink.

This paddle, is one of the trips that once it’s complete is part of one of the paddle pens I think Seattle offers.


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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