Possession Sound

A challenging sea kayak trip with possible 15-knot winds and 2-foot waves because of its long fetch. Possession Sound lies between Everett and Mukilteo on the east and Whidbey Island on the west. This sound is an often used feeding ground by grey whales in early spring.

launch points

on the water

Possession Sound is  3-6 nm wide, east to west and  9 nm long,  north to south, and lies along the  south eastern shore of Whidbey Island.  It is south of Camano Island  where currents are weak and variable.  Because of  its shallow depth, large tidal exchanges are significant to a good trip plan, especially at the mouth of the Snohomish River in Everett.

  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak IV
  • Length: 10.0 nm
  • Land Manager: Land Manager Varies
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 8
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • NOAA Puget Sound: Shilshole Bay to Commencement Bay No. 18474

Upcoming Activities

There are no activities scheduled at this location.

Trip Reports

This is a list of titles that represent the variations of trips you can take at this route/place. This includes side trips, extensions and peak combinations. Not seeing a title that fits your trip? Log in and send us updates, images, or resources.

  • Mukilteo to Clinton
  • Hat (Gedney) Island

There are no resources for this route/place. Log in and send us updates, images, or resources.