Sea Kayak - Puget Island from Westport


Sea Kayak - Puget Island from Westport

Circumnavigate Puget Island in the lower Columbia River. We'll go clockwise after launching at the Westport Boat Ramp.

  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 16.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1.5 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3 kt

Meet at the Westport boat ramp at 8:45am. We will launch by 9:30am.

The Westport Boat Ramp (Westport, OR) is just off Highway 30, about 9 miles west of Clatskanie. From US-30, turn right onto Westport Ferry Road. Then turn right onto Old Mill Town Road and continue straight to the Westport Boat Ramp.

The forecast is for warm weather and the river temperature is over 70 degrees, so no immersion protection is required.

All participants of this trip must be vaccinated for Covid-19.


Columbia River: Puget Island & Cathlemet Area

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
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