East Passage, Puget Sound


Sea Kayak - East Passage, Puget Sound

Student Paddle from Des Moines Marina to Seahurst Park, Burien

  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm
  • Elevation Gain: 9 ft

We will launch from the Des Moines Marina and paddle north to Seahurst Park in Burien.

Meeting time TBD and will be sent to people signed up.

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: 
  • Wind: Max. 10 Knot
  • Waves:  Max. 1 foot
  • Route:  Puget Sound East Passage
  • Distance:  10 nm
  • Pace:  Moderate

This is a paddle for students in Basic Class. We will launch from the Des Moines Marina and paddle north along the east shoreline of the East Passage to Seahurst Park. We will have lunch and then return. Students will be required to practice self and  assisted rescues.

Drysuits are required and a kayak with bulkheads and decklines.


East Passage, Puget Sound

  • Sea Trails Vashon Island, Tacoma Narrows to Elliot Bay WA203

    MapTech Oak Bay to Commencement Bay No. 102

    MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    NOAA Puget Sound: Southern Part No. 18448
  • See full route/place details.
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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