Quartermaster Harbor

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Sea Kayak - Quartermaster Harbor

Tacoma Branch student rental paddle-- a tour of Quartermaster Harbor and rescue practice in a sheltered rural setting.

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: Easy

Meeting at Jensen Pt. site of Vashon Watersports, in Burton Acres Park, Vashon Island.  Time of meeting: TBD.  Access to Vashon Island by WSF ferries from Fauntleroy (West Seattle), Point Defiance (Tacoma), and Southworth (Kitsap County).

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and plan to paddle in up to these conditions (view the sea kayak difficulties definitions on our Activity Types, Difficulties & Prerequisites page):

  • Difficulty: SK II
    • Wind: 10 kts
  • Waves: 1 Ft
  • Currents:  1 kt
  • Distance: 8 nm
  • Pace: Easy
Route/Place

Quartermaster Harbor



  • MapTech Oak Bay to Commencement Bay No. 102

    MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    NOAA Puget Sound: Shilshole Bay to Commencement Bay No. 18474

    NOAA Puget Sound: Southern Part No. 18448
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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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