Sea Kayak - Penn Cove


Sea Kayak - Penn Cove

Join the Everett Mountaineers for a season-opening paddle around Penn Cove.

  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1.5 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 0.3 kts
  • Pace: 2.5 knots

Meet at 8:30 am at Monroe Landing (500 W Scenic Heights Rd, Oak Harbor, WA 98277); launch time will be 9:30 am. Feel free to arrive earlier if you need more than an hour to prepare.

The plan is to launch from Monroe Landing at 9:30 am, heading west (counterclockwise) around Penn Cove. We will get to check out the famous Penn Cove oyester beds, and possibly interact with some seals along the way. After about 2 hrs of paddling, we will stop in Coupeville for about an hour for lunch, where options include a couple of local restaurants or bring your own lunch. Top tip, the ice cream shop opens at noon.

Following lunch, we can take a quick 30-minute paddle 1nm straight across Penn Cove back to Monroe Landing or take a more adventurous route, paddling 1.5nm farther east to Long Point where a driftwood-covered beach (and maybe a grounded sailboat?) give us a chance to rest and enjoy the view before paddling across Penn Cove another 1.5nm straight back to our put-in.

Either way, expect to be off the water by 3:30 pm.


Penn Cove

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

All sea kayaking trips require these eight essentials plus The Ten Essentials.  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. Drysuit and proper layering for the conditions
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