Trip

Sea Kayak - Steilacoom to Point Defiance

Around trip from Steilacoom to Gig Harbor and back with plenty of help from the tide.

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 23.0 nm
  • Elevation Gain: 14 ft

Meet at Steilacoom Ferry dock. Details will be made available to paddlers at sign up.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: SKIV+
  • Wind: 10-15 kts
  • Waves: 1-2 ft
  • Route:Via Tacoma Narrows
  • Distance:  23nm
  • Pace:Moderate
Route/Place

Steilacoom to Point Defiance



  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

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

Required Equipment

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. Immersion wear is required
  9. Marine VHF radio
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