Point Robinson and the East Passage

A wide open area with Three Tree Point to the north, Poverty Bay to the south, and Point Robinson in the middle. Point Robinson is frequented by Killer Whales and bumpy waters due to the large fetch to the north and south.

launch points

  • Des Moines Creek Park in Des Moines
  • Saltwater State Park.


  • It is an exposed area with large fetch to the north and  south.
  • Crossings between the mainland and Maury  Island are at least two miles.
  • Kayakers should bring a marine VHF radio to coordinate crossing the  Puget Sound shipping lane with  Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) using Channel 14.
  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak III+
  • Length: 7.0 nm
  • NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445
  • Sea Trails Vashon Island, Tacoma Narrows to Elliot Bay WA203
  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100
  • Red Marker
    47.373431, -122.324884
    47.3734306527 -122.324884416
  • Red Marker
    47.388515, -122.373713
    47.3885151031 -122.373713494

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