Gig Harbor

Wind your way through the boat docks in Gig Harbor, then view Point Defiance, Vashon Island, and Mount Rainier on the way to Sunrise Beach. The harbor itself is a great location in the South Puget Sound region for sea kayaking skills practice.

launch points

  • Gig Harbor Public Boat Launch at the end of Randall Dr NW. There are no restrooms at here, but there is a restroom about 0.6 mile away at the City Park at Crescent Creek off Vernhardson Street. Parking here is somewhat limited, so you may have to park on nearby residential streets. The beach is mucky at minus tides.
  • Eddon Boat Park at 3805 Harborview Dr. Restrooms are across the bay from the launch. Head ~260º magnetic across the harbor and into a cove. Look for the red brick building.
  • Skansie Brothers Park

on the water

Gig Harbor

Practice sea kayaking skills or just paddle around the harbor.

sunrise beach park

Paddle from one of the launch points in Gig Harbor to Sunrise Beach Park and back. Restrooms or port-a-potty are up the hill.

  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak II+
  • Length: 6.0 nm
  • Land Manager: Land Manager TBD
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
Map
  • NOAA Puget Sound No. 18440
  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100
Activities

Upcoming Activities



Sea Kayak - Gig Harbor

Sea Kayaking Trip
Tuesday evening Skills practice Bow Rescues, Hand Over Rescue, Bracing Rolls, Self & Assisted Rescue.
Difficulty: Sea Kayak II
Tue, Jul 23, 2019
Prerequisites
3 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Jul 21
Tacoma Branch

Sea Kayak - Gig Harbor

Sea Kayaking Trip
Tuesday’s skill development practice if your like me. Maybe you’d like a more dependable roll
Difficulty: Sea Kayak II
Tue, Aug 20, 2019
Prerequisites
5 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Aug 18
Tacoma Branch
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