Port Townsend: Fort Worden to Boat Haven


Sea Kayak - Port Townsend: Fort Worden to Boat Haven

See Port Townsend from the water

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

1300 at the boat ramp near the marine science center Fort Worden State Park

Or, if you want to join us for lunch and short driving tour of Port Townsend prior to the paddle, at the Port Townsend Food Coop (414 Kearney Steet) at 1100.


I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty:  SK2
  • Wind: <10 knts
  • Waves: < 1 foot
  • Route:
  • Distance:  8 nm
  • Pace: moderate

We'll paddle from Fort Worden to Boat Haven and back, stopping along the way for a cup of coffee (bring your cup and some money) and to play in the water (practice re-entries).

As noted above, if you would like to go on a brief driving (mostly) tour of Port Townsend prior to the paddle, meet us at the Food Co-op at 1100.

Kayak rentals available at Fort Worden.  Contact http://www.ptpaddlesports.com

Immersion wear required.  Bring a snack and plenty of water.


Port Townsend: Fort Worden to Boat Haven

  • NOAA Port Townsend No. 18464

    NOAA Approaches to Admirally Inlet Dungeness to Oak Bay No. 18471

    MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    Sea Trails Port Townsend, Dungeness Spit to Marrowstone Island WA103
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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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