Fox Island Circumnavigation

Sea kayak 12 nautical miles around Fox Island in Puget Sound, just 5 miles from Gig Harbor. It's a South Sound classic.

launch points

  • A typical trips start from a ramp at the west end of the Fox Island bridge.
  • Access can also be gained at the fishing pier at the island's south end. This is also a pull out place for lunch.


  • Trip planning must account for potentially strong tidal currents at the north end of Hale Passage and the southern tip of the island.
  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak III
  • Length: 11.0 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
  • NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445

Upcoming Activities

Sea Kayak - Fox Island Circumnavigation

Sea Kayaking Trip
Fox Island from Titlow Beach
Difficulty: Sea Kayak III+
Sat, Jan 16, 2021
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
6 participants
Olympia Branch
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