Pickering Passage


Sea Kayak - Pickering Passage

A current-assisted trip from Arcadia to Jarrell Cove State Park on Harstine Island and back via Pickering Passage.

  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.9 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.8 kts
  • Pace: 3

Meet at Arcadia Point Boat Launch ready for pre-launch beach talk at 8:30am and launch by 8:45am.

Trip will take advantage of currents through Pickering Passage to Jarrell State Park for lunch and back to Arcadia. Beaches near Harstine Island Bridge will provide opportunities for short breaks mid-trip.

Expect Arcadia Point Boat Launch to be active. Have gear ready to drop off quickly at boat launch. Otherwise, park and transport from parking lot, in which case wheels are recommended.


Pickering Passage

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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