East Passage, Puget Sound


Sea Kayak - East Passage, Puget Sound

This is a student paddle for those in this year's Basic Sea Kayaking course. We will paddle from Redondo to Dash Point County Park where we will have lunch and then paddle back on the East Passage of Puget Sound.

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 9.0 nm
  • Elevation Gain: 11 ft
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: 2.5 kts

We will meet at Redondo Boat ramp in Des Moines at 9:00 a.m. We will launch at 10:00.   

 Drysuits are required and you should dress warm enough for being in the water. We will practice rescues.

Usually parking can be found on the street. If not, the parking lot has a fee machine for cash and cards. Wheels are helpful.

Bring a lunch, snacks and something to drink.


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 and deck lines
  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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