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)

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.0 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.  

Be ready to Launch at 9:00am

I expect to be off water by 3:30 ish 

There are public restrooms that are large and heated, 24hrs/ 7 days a week.

 The very small parking lot is used by many of the locals and visitors to view the wild life or use the picnic table at rear of this house, or to stop and use the toilets. So with others in mind we’ll be unloading and loading our kayaks momentarily at this lot in front of the Converted house.

 All day Parking is a short 300 ft away across the street along Stinson Ave, right next to the Gig Harbor Yacht Club, Located behind the Speedy Glass Shop.

 Immersion clothing preferred (dry suit)

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

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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