Basic Sea Kayaking Student Paddle

Field trip: Basic Sea Kayaking Course

Basic Sea Kayaking Student Paddle - Cornet Bay to Skagit Island

Basic Sea Kayaking Student Paddle

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 7.4 nm

Cornet Bay Boat Ramp- Deception Pass State Park.

As discussed in class, slack in the channel between Hope Island and Ala Spit is 3:36PM. We'll be timing our paddle to cross there at that time.

Meet:  10:20 AM

Launch: 11:20 AM

Need a Discovery Pass to park at parking area.  Can be purchased on site for the day (or the annual pass).  Cost is, I believe, $10/day and $30 for annual.

For those renting boats and drysuits from Kayak Academy plan on arriving no later than 10:20 so you can get your gear sorted out and be ready to launch at 11:20.

Paddle Plan:

  • Paddle east from Cornet to Skagit Island
  • Brief stop at Cascadia Marine Trails Campsite at beach on NW side/end of Skagit.
  • Continue clockwise around east end of Skagit Island.
  • Cross to SE end of Hope Island and around to south side of Hope.  
  • Pause at beach for snack/rest break and to practice wet exits, self, and assisted rescues
  • Cross channel from Hope to Ala Spit 
  • Follow shore line back around Hoypus Point to launch
  • Back at launch site around 5PM
  • Optional post paddle dinner at Rockfish Grille-320 Commercial Ave., Anacortes, WA 98221


Cornet Bay to Skagit Island

  • MapTech Bellingham to Skagit Bay No. 107

    Sea Trails Deception Pass and Skagit Bay WA101

    NOAA Anacortes to Skagit Bay No. 18427
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Boat
  • Paddle
  • Skirt
  • Drysuit
  • PFD
  • Paddle Float
  • Bilge Pump
  • 10 essentials
  • Signaling Device (whistle)
  • Chart with info on tides/currents for paddle
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Water
  • Change of clothes for after paddle
  • As many of the other kayaking essentials as you have, as we discussed in class.


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