Quartermaster Harbor


Sea Kayak - Quartermaster Harbor

Day after Thanksgiving paddle from near Owens Beach to Dockton Park where we will have lunch and back again.

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3

Launch 9am

Meet 8 am  at parking site 

47.306574, -122.517749

Wheels that fit in boat are required.

We will need to assist each other down the stairs so please be  punctual

Covid-19 full vaccination required  for this trip

We will park by the boathouse of the point defiance marina. There are bathrooms located there. Wheels will be needed and be able to fit in your boat as we will wheel down the promenade to  the stairs and then carry to beach. 

Dockton park bathrooms are sadly closed for construction so we will not have the hot water that is a perk of kayaking there in winter. Sanicans are available.

Recommend bringing  hot beverage/ hot water for warm up


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 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
  9. Wheels that fit in your kayak
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