Vashon & Maury Islands Circumnavigation


Sea Kayak - Maury Island Circumnavigation

Cross Dalco Passage at slack, circumnavigating Maury Island clockwise. Return on flood. Bonus Nav skill development: Learn to calculate how far away various sightings are while on water.

  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 18.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3 knots

Point Defiance Boat Launch 8am. Launch 9am.

The goals of this trip are to safely cross trafficked channels; explore around Maury Island; and to help build nav skills... practice using formulas to calculate how far away various sightings are. We will stop for lunch and breaks as needed.


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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