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Reach Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation

Case Inlet, Puget Sound

Southern Puget Sound, Washington

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Reach Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation

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  • Sailboats moored off of Reach Island.- Reach Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • Reach Island is often referred to as Treasure Island.- Reach Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • A bridge connects Reach Island to the peninsula.- Reach Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • Large houses line the shores of Reach Island.- Reach Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • The Olympic Mountains can be seen while paddling around Reach and Stretch Islands.- Reach Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • Large houses line the shores of Reach Island.- Reach Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • The Fair Harbor Marina offers a convenient place to put in.- Reach Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • The Fair Harbor Marina offers a convenient place to put in.- Reach Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • A bridge connects Reach Island to the Peninsula.- Reach Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • A bridge connects Reach Island to the Peninsula.- Reach Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • Beach houses line most of the shoreline around Reach Island.- Reach Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • Paddling around Reach Island.- Reach Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • The Fair Harbor Marina offers a convenient place to put in.- Reach Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • - Reach Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Quiet paddle. Great views.
Cons: 
Privately owned.
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Region:
Southern Puget Sound, WA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Site characteristics: Water: 
Sound/Strait
Motorized watercraft allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Portage required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
2.20 mi (3.54 km)
Water difficulty: 
Easy / Class A
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Paddle Description

Paddle Description

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Privately owned Reach Island, often referred to as Treasure Island, is located just north of Stretch Island in the Case Inlet of the Southern Puget Sound. Kayaking around Reach Island (originally named Oak Island) offers kayakers a relatively short paddle with opportunities to soak in the views of Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains. During the winter months, the waters are filled with migrating birds as well as the occasional seal. This is a great paddle for beginners as well as for experienced paddlers looking for a short day trip close to Tacoma. Paddling around Reach Island can easily be combined with a tour around Stretch Island or an exploration of North Bay.

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