McNeil Island Circumnavigation


Sea Kayak - McNeil Island Circumnavigation

A winter Paddle in South Puget Sound we’ll stop at three different locations as we traverse it in a clockwise progression taking advantage of the currents that are present.

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  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 15.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 14 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3

Meet Sunnyside Beach Park,  just south of Chamber Creek at 8:45am

Launch 9:45am

be sure to bring your wheels and a 5.00 bill for parking.

proper immersion wear required.


McNeil Island 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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