Port Washington Narrows


Sea Kayak - Port Washington Narrows

Paddle with the current (but against some headwind) in the Port Washington Narrows. Return with a tail wind.

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 13 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1.5 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: about 3.4 kt flatwater pace

Meet at 10:45am at the Chico boat launch located at 5399 Meredith St, Bremerton.

If coming from either the north or south Hwy 3, get off at Chico exit. Drive north 1/2 mile until you see M&T Expresso on the west side of the street. Turn E. onto Meredith St. Go to end.

Launch time 11:30am.

No formal restrooms a launch but discretion works near the ramp. Otherwise, stop before getting there. Possible we can find a place to stop while kayaking.


This is a Phase 2 paddle.

This trip is only open to those Who live locally (within 125 miles) of Bremerton.

Dry or wet suits required for modestly capable paddlers. Others may wear lesser. My suit is in use elsewhere and I will sport a paddle jacket for the day, and bring something to stay warm during lunch.

We will have as much as a two kt ebb once we enter Port Washington Narrows. Wind is forecast from the south for the day and we will have a headwind against current. Leisurely lunch at Evergreen, has restrooms. At or after the 1:30pm slack then a slowly building flood with a tailwind to push us home.

Make sure you know the COVID-19 Code of Conduct, and be sure an bring a face covering. Absolutely required at launch and land except when we spread out for lunch.


Port Washington Narrows

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
  9. Face covering
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