Penn Cove


Sea Kayak - Penn Cove

Enjoy a day of kayaking, dining, and exploring Coupeville's wharf in a paddle from Monroe Landing to Coupeville and back.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate


Arrive at 9:00 am for a 10:00 am launch. Monroe Landing address is 512 Scenic Heights Rd., Oak Harbor. Parking is limited; we may need to move a car or two before launching. We will explore Penn Cove and arrive in Coupeville for lunch around noon.  Bring a lunch or plan to eat at one of the local restaurants in town. Be sure to pack clothes and shoes in your kayak, so that we can comfortably explore Coupeville. We will visit the skeleton of the gray whale in the Coupeville Wharf before paddling east along the shore to Snatelum Point. Our day will conclude around 4:00 pm.


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: II
  • Distance:  10 nm
  • Pace: moderate 2.5-3.0 nm/hr

Penn Cove

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
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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