Vashon & Maury Islands Circumnavigation


Sea Kayak - Vashon & Maury Islands Circumnavigation

Three Day Circumnavigation from Point Defiance.

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  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 38.0 nm

The details for meeting time will be sent out in an email prior to the paddle. The route will be from Point Defiance in a clockwise direction. We will camp on Blake Island and at the Maury Island Marine Camp. There will be fees for parking overnight and for camping, which will be detailed in the email. Participants are responsible for all food, water, and camping gear. 

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and plan to paddle in up to these conditions (view the sea kayak difficulties definitions on our Activity Types, Difficulties & Prerequisites page):

  • Difficulty: SKIII +
  • Wind: up to 15 knots
  • Waves: up to 2 feet
  • Currents: na
  • Distance:  12-15 nm per day
  • Pace: Brisk (more than 3.4 kts)

Vashon & Maury Islands Circumnavigation

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. Drysuit
  9. Food and Water for 3 days
  10. Shelter and Sleeping Bag
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