Tacoma Narrows


Sea Kayak - Tacoma Narrows

If you’re looking for a fun paddle. We’ll Launch from Titlow Park Beach. We’ll visit Point Defiance for short break we’ll do our rescues and roll practice before heading to Gig Harbor for lunch at the Tide Tavern. If it’s over flowing they might be serving lunch on the docks. After lunch we’ll ride the flood current keeping our eyes peeled. We might be lucky enough to see the Gray Whales that have been recently playing near the bridge.

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.0 nm
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 5.1 kts
  • Pace: 3

We’ll meet at Titlow Park at 9:45am. Note it’s important to be fully dressed and ready to launch by 10:30am.  After our beach huddle we’ll depart.

The Parks Public Restrooms are located several hundred yards from launching area.. Plan in advance.

Proper Emersion Clothing required.

If you have the following bring them:



Be-sure to bring a back up lunch, snack, and something warm to drink.

If you are currently a Tacoma Branch, Sea Kayak Student. Be sure to bring a completed (paper version) Paddle Completion Sheet, in a zip lock bag. We’ll go over it at lunch.

Open to all Kayak students 


Tacoma Narrows

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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