Overnight Sea Kayaking - Puget Sound

Description: Join us for an overnight paddle designed for beginners or those who want to expand their paddling adventures. During this 2-day, 1-night outing, you'll kayak to a gorgeous destination and learn essential overnight touring skills as well. Learn about overnight touring gear, packing your kayak and essential trip planning tips. Conditions encountered will be salt water with tides, mild current, a shipping lane crossing, forested hiking trails, pebble and sand beaches. This outing includes a pre-trip on-water session and the overnight trip. Skills you'll learn: How to plan an overnight kayak touring trip including how pack a kayak for balance and maneuverability and trip planning around logistics such as changing weather conditions and current. Prerequisites: Introduction to Kayak Touring / Introduction to Coastal Kayaking or equivalent skills.

Skills you'll learn:

  • Learn the basics of planning an overnight kayak trip
  • Learn what to pack and how to pack it in a sea kayak
  • Learn techniques of how to efficiently propel a loaded sea kayak over 3 miles in variable conditions including wind and mild current
  • Learn additional skills such as planning for changing tides, what to wear, other trip planning logistics and LNT.

Check out the gear list.

Required Legal Form:
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  • Class Details
  • Gear List

Overnight Sea Kayaking - Puget Sound Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Headlamp/Flashlight
  • Water Shoes/Sandals - Foot attire that will protect your feet and is okay to get wet. (e.g. Teva, Chaco, Keen (not flip-flops)
  • Water Bottle
  • Lunch
  • Utensils - A good choice is the REI Campware Utensil Set
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 Liters of Water - At least 2 Nalgene sized water bottles or a large Camelback style reservoir
  • Three Season Sleeping Bag - A bag rated 15 degrees plus.
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Energy Snacks
  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Sleeping Pad - Closed cell foam or self inflatable.
  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
  • Synthetic / wool layers - Clothing that will stay warm when wet.


  • Paddle Jacket
  • Personal Camera
  • Wetsuit - Thickness depends on your local water temperatures. Generally 3mm-4mm is preferable.

Gear provided by REI:

  • Paddle
  • Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  • Food - Camping food.
  • Touring/Recreational Kayak
  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Plate/Bowl
  • Dry Bag
  • Spray Skirt
  • 3 Season Backpacking Tent - A tent suitable for spring, summer, and fall camping.
  • Backpacking Stove