Possession Sound

A challenging paddle 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 oft used feeding ground for grey whales in the 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 TBD
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Default Party Size: 8
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • NOAA Puget Sound: Shilshole Bay to Commencement Bay No. 18474
  • Red Marker
    47.963158, -122.324195
    47.9631582949 -122.324195102
  • Red Marker
    48.043280, -122.335891
    48.0432800614 -122.335891059

Upcoming Activities

Pre-Trip Skills Practice - Possession Sound

Sea Kayaking Clinic
Launch at 10 AM. Cross Possession Sound to Clinton Beach Park. Paddle N. to Langley
Difficulty: Sea Kayak IV
Sat, Mar 31, 2018
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
1 participant
Registration closes Mar 28
Everett Branch
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