Squaxin Island Circumnavigation


Sea Kayak - Squaxin Island Circumnavigation

~10 nm, SKIII - Quick circumnavigation of Squaxin Island from Arcadia Point launch.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm

Depart and Return from/to Arcadia Point (at end of Lynch Road, Mason County.)  Meet at 10am, Wednesday; on water departure by 10:30am to take advantage of currents.

Dry suit required due to winter temperatures.  Participants should be able to maintain a 3kt pace.  Squaxin Island is private and not available for breaks.  There are no stopping locations until Hope Island. Tides and currents are mild and favorable for this trip.

Just a quick paddle around Squaxin with a quick stop on Hope Island.  Listed as  SKIII due to winter temperatures.

  • Difficulty: SK III
  • Distance:  9 - 10 nm
  • Pace: moderate to quick

Contact John Dunlap for permission to register:
240-422-3982 (cell)


Squaxin Island Circumnavigation

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Dry Suit immersion protection. 

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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