McNeil Island Circumnavigation


Sea Kayak - McNeil Island Circumnavigation

This should be a nice run with hopefully lots of marine wildlife and bird viewing along its beautiful shorelines. Drysuits required and be prepared for night paddle in case we are running late. Limit 6. Parking fee will apply.

  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3.0 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2.0 kts

TBA with leader's permission

You will be required to cross at least a mile wide channel regardless of conditions.  There are no bail outs on McNeil Island.


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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