on the water

Maury Island is a peninsula on the southeastern end of Vashon Island, connected by a small neck of land, called appropriately "Portage."  Circumnavigation of the "island" does, in fact, involve a portage. The portage is between one and two tenths of a mile depending on tide height.  Wheels may be useful for the paved part.

launch points

  • Burton Acres Park on Quartermaster Harbor
  • Point Robinson Park
  • Owens Beach at Point Defiance Park: This avoids the ferry trip but adds a 1.5 nm open crossing of Dalco Passage.
  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak III
  • Land Manager: Land Manager TBD
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
Map
  • MapTech Oak Bay to Commencement Bay No. 102
  • NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445
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