Sea Kayak - McNeil Island Circumnavigation


Sea Kayak - McNeil Island Circumnavigation

This should be a nice run with hopefully lots of wildlife viewing along its beautiful shorelines.

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.0 nm

TBA with leader permission. Parking fee will apply.

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 III-III+
  • Wind: 0-15 kts
  • Waves:  0-3'
  • Currents:  0-1.5 kts
  • Distance:  13 nm
  • Pace:  min 3 kts

McNeil Island Circumnavigation

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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