Squaxin Island Circumnavigation


Sea Kayak - Squaxin Island Circumnavigation

We’ll ride the current between Harstine and Squaxin islands should get to Hope island around 1:00pm after lunch heading north with current assist.

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  • Sea Kayak II+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.3 kts
  • Pace: 2.8

We’ll Meet at 51 E Harstine Bridge Rd, Shelton, WA 98584 boat ramp at 9:45am.  It’s located on north side of the Harstine island Bridge.  We’ll be Launching by 10:30am.  Note this paddle is time sensitive if we run late we work against some current.

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We’ll be socially distancing on this paddle.

You must be Covid Vaccinated and please show proof that you are.

Be sure to bring if you have them:

Tow belt VHF radio

Proper  immersion clothing required

Be sure to bring warm fluids and snacks


Squaxin Island Circumnavigation

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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