Sea Kayak Navigation (on land)

Lecture: Sea Kayak Navigation

Sea Kayak Navigation (on land) - Seattle Waterfront

Visit where our Puget Sound marine superhighway is managed by the U.S. Coast Guard, from Seattle's waterfront: tour the local Sector headquarters of VTS (Vessel Traffic Service) to learn how they monitor marine traffic. Afterward, optionally have lunch afterward with most of us near the stadiums, perhaps at Vinason Pho Kitchen - SODO.

  • Easy, Sea Kayak II/III
  • Casual

Arrive by 9:45am or earlier to assure parking and building entrance.

Tour starts inside at 10am sharp - Thu July 11th

Note: the technical address (1519 Alaskan Way S, Seattle, WA 98134) of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector appears to be a DIFFERENT BUILDING on the main Alaskan drag. So, unless otherwise updated here otherwise, go to the building on S. Massachusetts Street about 1 block off Alaskan Way indicated by the Google Maps link above and the 'Start GPS Point' graphic further above.

After the tour, optionally join us for lunch, most likely at Vinason Pho Kitchen - SODO, a short walk away at: 

1521 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Please be deeply interested in navigation before registering. This activity builds upon the talk our U.S. Coast Guard host (Michael Bove) provided last year via Zoom during this activity:

This slideshow from last year's talk should be reviewed before attending this activity: 

IMPORTANTSince this activity is on a secure military site, it has these requirements by the Coast Guard to join:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • You must also provide me your Driver's License #; Driver's License State; Date of Birth; First and Last Name list on that same document.


  • After you register, send me this info via email (to I fill out the form, I will delete the message from you. And later I will delete a copy of the form submitted after the activity is complete so there is no trace of Personally Identifiable Info lingering.
  • Sorry, but people who are registered and do NOT provide this info will be administratively de-registered two days before the registration deadline.
  • FYI - Here's a copy of the form I have to send in well beforehand. You do NOT need to fill out this form yourself. I will edit a copy. This is just to show the USCG req's I was provided to coordinate this activity: 

Seattle Waterfront & Downtown

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