Vashon & Maury Islands Circumnavigation


Sea Kayak - Maury Island Circumnavigation

We'll launch from the Des Moines Beach Park and paddle counter-clockwise around Maury Island. Wheels are required for the short portage across to Quartermaster Harbor.

  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 16.8 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: 3 kt

Meet at Des Moines Beach Park.

Be ready to launch by 9am.

Bring wheels for the portage.

We will be doing two long (2nm) and exposed crossings. You must be comfortable with potentially SK-III conditions.

Dry suits are required.


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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