Puget Sound: East Passage

Enjoy a moderate paddle along the eastern shore of Puget Sound's East Passage between Tacoma and Des Moines.

launch points

  • Browns Point
  • Dash Point Pier
  • Dash Point State Park
  • Redondo
  • Saltwater State Park
  • Des Moines Beach Park
  • Normandy Park

on the water

Shoreline: Paddle along the shoreline from any of the launch points for a moderate day of sea kayaking.

Crossings: For more challenging and exposed sea kayaking consider a crossing from the one of the launch points on the eastern shore to Vashon Island.

  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak II/III
  • Land Manager: Land Manager TBD
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
Map
  • Sea Trails Vashon Island, Tacoma Narrows to Elliot Bay WA203
  • MapTech Oak Bay to Commencement Bay No. 102
  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100
  • NOAA Puget Sound: Southern Part No. 18448
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