Trip

Sea Kayak - Washington Park to Cornet Bay

Washington Park to Bowman Bay via Fidalgo Head, Burrows, Allan, Williamson Rocks, and Rosario Head.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

Please note that this paddle will conclude at Bowman Bay and that a helmet is required equipment.

6:30 am Arrive at WA Park
7:30 am Shuttle cars to Bowman Bay
8:00 am Launch

We will paddle south with the ebb around Green Point and Fidalgo Head and cross over to Burrows Island, rounding counter clockwise. We will make a brief stop at Burrows Lighthouse and then cross Burrows-Allan Passage, rounding Allan clockwise.

If winds are favorable, we will cross from the south side of Alan to Williamson Rocks. We will then cross back to Fidalgo Island and lunch on a beach south of Telegraph Bight. 

Conditions permitting, we will wind our way south along the coastline, rock gardening as we check out the formations and caves. We will round Rosario Head and take a break at Sharpe Cove before completing our paddle with some activities in Bowman Bay. 

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: II-III
  • Distance:  8 nm
  • Pace: moderate (3.0 nm/hr)
Route/Place

Washington Park to Cornet Bay


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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
  9. helmet
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