Squaxin Island Circumnavigation

An island in south Puget Sound owned by the Squaxin Indian Tribe. Sea kayak landing is not permitted on the island. Get ready for some wildlife viewing on this uninhabited island near Olympia.

launch points

  • Boston Harbor
  • Arcadia
  • Latimer Landing

on the water

Squaxin Island is owned by the Squaxin Indian Tribe and no landing on the island is permitted. With no permanent residences on the island, it is undeveloped and wild. The tribe maintains a fish farm in Peale Passage on the island's east side.  A former Washington State Park lies on the island's southwest end. While tidal currents circulate the island, clockwise on an ebb and counterclockwise on a flood, it is possible to do the trip either direction on most tide cycles.

  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak II+
  • Length: 10.0 nm
  • Land Manager: Land Manager Varies
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100
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