Quartermaster Harbor


Sea Kayak - Quartermaster Harbor

Tacoma Basic Class Student rental paddle on Vashon-Maury harbor.

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Elevation Gain: -8 ft

We'll meet at 09:15 at Burton Acres Park aka Jensen Point Boathouse.  Vashon Watersports is the rental agent and can provide boats, wetsuits, paddles, paddle floats, and pfd's.  Google Vashon Watersports for a map and directions from any of 3 ferry docks.

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: SK II/III
  • Wind:<10 kts
  • Waves:<1 ft
  • Route:Burton Acres to Raab's Lagoon to Dockton Park and return
  • Distance:  <10 nm
  • Pace: easy/moderate

We'll paddle from Jensen Point across  to Maury Island's Raab's Lagoon, then to Dockton Park (docks, restrooms, picnic shelter) for lunch, explore the moorage and cross towards Shawnee Beach.  Students will perform required rescues before returning to the launch point....


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
  • 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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