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Sea Kayak - South Puget Sound: Olympia to Steilacoom

  • Sea Kayak III/IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.6 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 25 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2.5 kts
  • Pace: 3 kt

Meet at Sunnyside Beach park in Steilacoom at 9:30am. We will consolidate boats  and gear to proceed to the launch at Boston Harbor Marina.

This is a shuttle trip from Boston Harbor to Sunnyside Beach park just north of Steilacoom.  The wind forecast is for strong westerlies putting it in the SK-III/IV range. Hopefully there will be some wind wave surfing opportunities along the way.


South Puget Sound: Olympia to Steilacoom

  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    NOAA Puget Sound: Southern Part No. 18448

    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

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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