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

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.



This route allows multiple bookings. Please check scheduled trips listed below in the "Activities" tab to see if there is another group already booked on the same day. If so, please coordinate with them to ensure you are carpooling and heading to different locations at different areas. Please keep groups to two per launch point.

  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak II/III
  • Land Manager: Land Manager Varies
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • 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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