Tacoma Narrows


Sea Kayak - Tacoma Narrows

Paddle round-trip from Titlow Park to Point Defiance with a bit of current assist.

  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm
  • Elevation Gain: 4 ft

We will leave from Titlow Park in University Place. Wheels are helpful.

Meet 9:30. Information will be sent to participants prior to paddle.

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:  SKIII+
  • Wind: up to 12 kt.
  • Waves:  1.5 ft max
  • Route:  to Point Defiance
  • Distance:  10 nm 
  • Pace:  moderate

We'll paddle round-trip from Titlow Park to Point Defiance


Tacoma Narrows

  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Dry suit is required.

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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