Sea Kayak - Mercer Island


Sea Kayak - Mercer Island

Circumnavigate Mercer Island (one of the North Puget Sound Paddling Experience badge requirements) while enjoying beautiful views and stopping at a couple of parks.

  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.6 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Pace: 3 kt

Meet at South Day Street Park (directly beneath the west end of the I-90 bridge) and be ready to launch at 9:30 a.m.  In the event that park parking is full on street parking is available.

This paddle is suitable for basic class participants/graduates if they are confident that they can paddle the distance (13 nm).  There are crossings which may require some basic bracing skills in the event of moderate winds.  


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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