Vashon & Maury Islands Circumnavigation


Sea Kayak - Maury Island Circumnavigation

This is a vigorous paddle of 18 miles, clockwise around Maury Island, launching from Des Moines Marina. Parking is $6 per day and exact change required. Please bring wheels for the portage and a sail if winds prevail.

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  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15.0 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: 3.9 nm/hr

We will meet at the Des Moines Marina about 7:30 AM, ready to launch by 8:30 AM.    Address:  22307 Dock Ave S, Des Moines, WA

 Parking - bring $6 - exact change for machines.  Bring a sail, if you have one. Bring plenty of extra warm clothing.  Please bring wheels for easier portage.


Vashon & Maury Islands Circumnavigation

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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