Case Inlet


Sea Kayak - McMicken Island (Case Inlet)

Come enjoy the tranquil Emerald Water of Joemma bay we’ll be crossing directly west to Harstine island adventuring north to find McKicken island for lunch.

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 7.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Pace: 3Kt Moderate

We’ll meet at Joemma Beach State Park you’ll need (Discovery pass or WDFW-permit parking pass)

Meeting time 9:00am will launch at 10:00am 

Tacoma Branch, Basic Kayak Students.  Please bring your filled out Paddle Completion Sheet. As an option other branch kayak students are welcome to fill-out a completetion sheet, as well.  Please be ready for pre-paddle discussion on beach.  Note I will email everyone on the paddle a few days before hand.  A Completion sheet, will be attached to the email.

Tentative route will head west to Harstine Island, turning  north to Mckicken Island, will cross back to Key Peninsula, south of Heron Island, heading back along shore line to Joemma Park.

Must have wet or dry suit.

Students will need to bring or rent there equipment elsewhere for this paddle

Be sure to bring  lunch snacks and something hot to drink

Basic Sea Kayak student will have an opportunity to practice there recuses before we cross  Case Inlet or after we return from McKicken island.


I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and plan to paddle in up to these conditions (view the sea kayak difficulties definitions on our Activity Types, Difficulties & Prerequisites page):

  • Difficulty: Sk-111
  • Wind: <10
  • Waves: 1
  • Currents: 
  • Distance:  7.5 nm
  • Pace: 3 kt

Case Inlet

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven 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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