Nisqually Delta & Reach


Sea Kayak - Nisqually Delta & Reach

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: 2-3 kt pace

Meet at Luhr Beach boat launch no later than 8:30am.  Plan on being ready to launch at 9am.  I expect that we will be back at the launch by 3-4pm.

This trip is planned as an experience paddle for students needing to complete their basic course requirements. All participants are expected to be prepared to know the tides, currents and weather forecast for the day.  We will also do some basic navigation, so be sure to bring chart and compass along with all 10 essentials


Nisqually Delta & Reach

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Immersion protection is required for this trip.  Wet suit or dry suit will be required to be worn.  Also you will need gloves and plenty of extra warm dry clothes to put on during lunch/breaks.  A thermos of hot drink is highly recommended as well.

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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