Nisqually Delta & Reach


Sea Kayak - Nisqually Delta & Reach

A weekday paddle exploring the Nisqually Delta in late March

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm

0930 at Luhr Beach boat ramp (discover pass needed)

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and plan to paddle in up to these conditions (view the sea kayak difficulties definitions on our Activity Types, Difficulties & Prerequisites page):

  • Difficulty: III
  • Wind: variable, <15 KN
  • Waves: < 2 feet
  • Currents: stable high tide around 8 ft.
  • Distance: <8 nm
  • Pace: 2.5-3 Kn/ hour

Nisqually Delta & Reach

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. Eskimo roll recommended for this March trip
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally. Drysuit highly recommended.
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