Mercer Island


Sea Kayak - Mercer Island

Circumcumnavigation of Mercer Island.

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.6 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

Assuming a favorable weather forecast for Saturday, September 15th, the plan is to meet at the Enatai Beach Park, 3519 108th Ave SE in Bellevue, at 8:00am.  This should allow plenty of time for everyone to get their boats ready for a timely launch one hour later.  If you need more time to prepare, please plan on arriving a little earlier.  


Our total trip distance will be about 12 nautical miles with four fairly evenly space breaks.  We’re likely to be back at Enatai Beach by around 3:00 pm.

As with standard Mountaineers sea kayaking activities, participants need to make their own arrangements for boats, gear, food, and water.


Mercer Island

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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