Colvos Passage

Paddle Colvos Passage which lies between Vashon Island and the Kitsap Peninsula. The current ebbs north but is slack during Puget Sound floods, so most trips are done south to north. Trips out-and-back from the launch point are also possible.

Launch Points

  • Gig Harbor to the south
  • Olalla at mid passage
  • Sebring Road on the northern side of the Southworth Ferry Terminal

on the water

On the Vashon Island side of Colvos Passage: Lisabeula  Park is a good lunch stop with pit toilet but no water. There is a primitive Washington Water Trails camping spot.

On the mainland side of Colvos Passage: Sunrise Beach, north of Gig Harbor, has toilets up the hill at the road end. There is a grocery store at Olalla, best accessed at mid to high tides. Anderson Point County Park, just north of Olalla, has water access only with no toilets.

For one-way trips with a shuttle, takeout points include the northern Vashon Island Ferry Terminal and an access road on the northern side of the Southworth Ferry Terminal.

  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak II/III
  • Land Manager: Land Manager TBD
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Default Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445
  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100
  • Red Marker
    47.325565, -122.576566
    47.325565418 -122.576565742
  • Red Marker
    47.512894, -122.495949
    47.5128935425 -122.495949268

Upcoming Activities

Sea Kayak - Colvos Passage

Sea Kayaking Trip
This trip is primarily intended for the Kitsap Basic students, as chance to practice and
Difficulty: Sea Kayak II/III
Thu, May 10, 2018
7 participants
Registration opens Apr 21
Kitsap Branch
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