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Sea Kayak - South Puget Sound: Olympia to Steilacoom

Beautiful one-way tour of South Puget Sound with wind & current assist. Requires a car shuttle with an early meeting time.

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  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 20.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 20 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1.5 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3.0 kt pace

Meet at East Bay Marina in Olympia at 6am to get gear set up and allow time to set up the shuttle.  Plan on 8am launch time after we return from the shuttle.

With an 8am launch, I expect we'll arrive in Steilacoom between 3pm and 4pm, depending on how much wind push we get.  I plan on stopping for about 30 minutes at Boston Harbor, Cooper Point, and Eagle Island. 

I do plan on bringing my sail to try out, so if  you have a sail bring it along. We will only use them if we can do so and keep the group together.

Route/Place

South Puget Sound: Olympia to Steilacoom



  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    NOAA Puget Sound: Southern Part No. 18448

    NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445

    Sea Trails Nisqually Delta, Anderson Island, Case and Carr Inlets WA204

    Sea Trails Olympia, the Inlets and Hartstene Island WA205
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Dry suits are required.

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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