Mercer Island


Sea Kayak - Mercer Island

Paddle around Mercer island for exercise and fresh air.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: 3.5kt

Meet at Ferinand Street Boat Launch at 8:00am (arrival time).  

There is no bathroom here but there is a porta-potty on Seward Park, a 5 minute paddle away.

We will go around Mercer island one way or the other.  

Expect to hold a steady pace of 3.5 knots or greater.  

There are a couple parks where we may stop.  Lunch will likely be at the Enatai Beach park, where there are bathrooms.


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. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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