Port Washington Narrows


Sea Kayak - Port Washington Narrows

Ride the ebb from Tracyton to The Boat Shed dock, lunch, and return on flood

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm

10:15 am at the Tracyton Boat launch ramp located at the west end of NW Tracy Ave

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: SKIII
  • Wind: <12kt
  • Waves: <2ft
  • Route: South through the Port Washington Narrows to just past the Manette Bridge.
  • Distance:  7nm
  • Pace: Moderate
Immersion wear required. Be aware the landing at The Boat Shed requires getting out on a dock with a height designed for power boats. Bring a tie up rope. If you don't have one, we can rope a few together or pull them out.

Port Washington Narrows

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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