Vashon & Maury Islands Circumnavigation

Vashon & Maury Islands Circumnavigation

Usually takes two to three days for complete navigation. Can be 16 miles of windy conditions. Launch from Point Defiance boat launch, cross to Vashon Island, head up Colvos Passage to the north east tip of Vashon Island. Overnight at Wingehaven or, if group is up to it, Blake Island (adds 2.5 miles, for a total of 16 NM for the day). Sunday head down East Passage to Pt. Robinson (14 NM). Overnight at Pt. Robinson. Monday, Head back to Pt. Defiance (8 NM). Would qualify for the Colvos Passage portion for a paddle pin.

Alternate Routes include Vashon Island to Owen Beach.

  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak III+
  • Length: 38.0 nm
  • Land Manager: Land Manager TBD
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Default Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 18
  • MapTech Oak Bay to Commencement Bay No. 102
  • Red Marker
    47.447320, -122.459850
    47.4473204 -122.4598502
  • Red Marker
    47.447320, -122.459850
    47.4473204 -122.4598502

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