Protection Island


Sea Kayak - Protection Island

Circumnavigation of Protection Island, Strait of Juan de Fuca - weather permitting

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  • Challenging

Meet: John Wayne Marina (Pitship Point, Sequim Bay) at 9am, Launch 9:30am

Pass Discovery Bay stay on 101, when you reach Sequim Bay (townsite of Blyn southern end of Sequim Bay – “7 Cedars Casino”) continue approximately 3.6 mi turn right onto White Feather Way, then (when you reach Sequim Bay) turn left (NW) onto W Sequim Bay Road, continue a little  over 0.1 mi to the John Wayne Marina (watch for signs)

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: IV
  • Wind: <= 15 Kt
  • Waves: 0-3 Ft
  • Route: John Wayne Marina - Miller Peninsula - Rocky Pt - Protection Is.
  • Distance:  19 mi
  • Pace: Strenuous, maintain 3 kt

Sat. 9/20/14, Intermediate Sea Kayak SK IV - Circumnavigation of Protection Island, Strait of Juan de Fuca.. Launch from John Wayne Marina (Pitship Pt. Sequim Bay). Meet at 9am, Launch at 9:30am. RT Distance 19 mi. Expect wind waves /swell from 0 to 3 ft. The island is a NWR (200 yard buffer, no landing). Maintain 3 kt paddle speed. This is a mentored leadership paddle for  John Dunlap – Contact (240-422-3982, or Leader Jim Wilson (360-357-3593) for permission to register.


Protection Island

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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