Point Defiance Park


Sea Kayak - Point Defiance Park

A night paddle off to a dinner spot on a secluded beach.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3 kts

Let's meet at 5:15 PM and launch at 6 PM. We will meet at the Point Defiance boat launch, right next to the ferry terminal. There is a pay station right at the launch for the launch and parking fee ($7 ).


This is a night dinner paddle from the Point Defiance boat launch. We’ll leave at 6 PM and return between 9 and 10 PM.

Each kayak needs a white light which can be seen up to 2 nm either mounted on your boat or at hand.

Expect mid-November weather and conditions to include 1 – 2 foot waves, winds 10 -15 kts, temps in the mid 40’s.

This is a pot luck dinner, so bring a dish to share. I’ll bring some soup and corn bread.

Expect to eat at a beach with no improvements, so a chair may be desired. Hot stuff in a thermos or a stove is recommended. We won’t have open fires.



Point Defiance Park

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. Dry Suit is required
  9. A white light which can be seen  up to 2 nm mounted on your boat or at hand.
Trip Reports