Squaxin Island Circumnavigation


Sea Kayak - Squaxin Island Circumnavigation

Circumnavigate the pristine Squaxin Island in the South Sound.

  • Sea Kayak II+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.2 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.5 kts
  • Pace: 2.5 kt

Meet at the Arcadia Point Boat Ramp at 9:00am. Be ready to launch by 9:45am.

We will explore the Squaxin Island shoreline at a leisurely pace in a clockwise direction. Planning on making 3 stops along the way: first just north of the north end of Squaxin along the Harstine shoreline, second also on the Harstine shoreline at the south end of Squaxin, and third at Hope Island. 

Planning to return to the launch by about 4pm.


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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