Mercer Island


Sea Kayak - Mercer Island

We will enjoy a leisurely clockwise circumnavigation of Mercer Island

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft

We will meet at 8 AM  to be ready for a 9 AM launch. 

We will launch at Enatai Beach Park in Bellevue, cross over to Mercer Island and paddle counterclockwise around the island. The lake should have little other boat traffic in April and our route should provide a relaxed tour of the south Lake Washington lakescape. There will be opportunities for rest stops at parks along the way. 


Mercer Island

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. Dryysuit required
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