Sea Kayak - Mercer Island


Sea Kayak - Mercer Island

Paddle from beautiful Seward Park, with classic views of Mt.Rainier, and circumnavigate Mercer Island.

  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 kts

Meet at Seward Park and be ready to launch at 9 a.m.   We'll meet at the launch site by the tennis courts at the south end of Seward Park.  As you enter Seward Park, you'll see the tennis courts to the right.   Parking at the launch site by the tennis courts is limited, so be prepared to unload your kayak and gear, and park nearby, in the park or on one of the streets adjacent to the park.

There are crossings which may require 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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