Seattle Waterfront & Downtown


Sea Kayak - Seattle Waterfront

We will start at Jack Perry Memorial park, go through the Duwamish river, circumnavigate Kellogg's Island, and go to Seacrest park for Lunch. After Lunch, we go to see beautiful views of Seattle waterfront. Then, go through Seattle Sea Wall (narrow underground waterway). Mentored Paddle for Ash P - Mentor Leader Linda.

  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: 2.5 kts

Meeting place:

Jack Perry Memorial Park, 1700 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98134
Location: 47.58828305271545, -122.34206903590778

Google maps link:
Meeting time: Reach 8.00AM. Debrief, 8:30AM, Launch: 9.00AM.
Pls note that our meeting place has changed to Jack Perry Memorial Park.

Bathrooms: There is NO bathroom at Jack Perry Memorial Park. There is a bathroom at the Lunch stop (at 12:00Noon).   

Additional Equipment:
Carry VHF radio if u have one. We will be crossing shipping channel. 69 is our VHF channel.

GPS Track of route:

Detailed Route description:
We will be starting at Jack Perry Memorial Park, and then going through Duwamish River to Kelloggs Island. Duwamish river isn’t the cleanest, and u may not want to practice rolls or rescues there. After circumnavigating Kelloggs Island, we will go to Seacreast Peak (near Alki beach) and stop there for Lunch and take a Bathroom stop. You should see Seals and Sea Lions on the way after the docks. You should see huge ships docked in the Seattle Port and  will be paddling close to them.  Recently Orcas were spotted close to that place, but not sure if we will be that lucky on Sunday.

After Lunch stop, we will go towards the Seattle Wheel, and then try to find a way to get to the sea wall (which is underneath the pier).   After the sea wall, we will get back out of piers and paddle to the area where ferries cross over, and back to the Jack Perry Memorial Park. We will be crossing the shipping and ferry channel. Hence, bring your VHF radio if u have it (our channel is 69)

Known/unknown issues:
1. Ferry and Shipping channel crossing - we will have to follow strict procedures at these points.
2. Current - we may have to paddle against a weak current.


Seattle Waterfront & Downtown

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
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