Snohomish River


Sea Kayak - Snohomish River

Paddle through flooded Spencer Island and sloughs to Otter Island.

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  • Sea Kayak I/II
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 13.0 nm

Afternoon/evening paddle. Meet at Langus Riverfront Park, Everett, 3pm. Plan to launch promptly at 4pm. Tides and currents are critical for this trip. We will not be able to wait for someone who is note ready to launch at 4pm. This qualifies as a "basic course" student paddle. It is your responsibility to bring your equipment, as rentals will not be provided for you. "Immersion wear" (wetsuit or drysuit) is required along with Mountaineers essentials and sea kayak essentials (listed below).

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-III
  • Wind: less than 15 kt.
  • Waves: less than 2 ft
  • Route: From Langus to Otter Island and back through Spencer Isl.
  • Distance:  8 nm
  • Pace: relaxed, 2 kt.

We'll paddle from Langus to Otter Island and back through Spencer Isl.

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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