Tacoma Narrows


Sea Kayak - Tacoma Narrows

Gig Harbor, south through Narrows, landing at Titlow Beach, Lunch at Steamers Rest. After the tide begins ebbing we’ll have a mild 2.4kt current assist. On our way back we might get to see, the large Seal population; that hang out at Point Defiance. (Note sometimes they follow you really close)

  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2.4 kts
  • Pace: 3kts

We’ll meet at Eddon Park time: 8:00am

There are public restrooms and a nice sandy beach to stage our boats in preparation for launch at 9:00am.


There’s plenty parallel parking across the street and up the hill next to Yacht club


I expect to be off water by : 4:04pm

 Immersion clothing preferred (dry suit)

Paddlers will need to bring or rent there equipment elsewhere for this paddle.

Be sure to bring a back-up lunch, or snack, and something hot to drink


I will email everyone the Friday afternoon before our paddle with any up dates.


We will modify our route should weather deteriorate.



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Tacoma Narrows

  • 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. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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