Jetty Island/ Breakwater Paddle

Updated:November 09, 2002

Launch Point Everett Marine Park-Public Boat Launch
Max Difficulty:  SK II
Destination Jetty Island 
Duration  5 hours/9 miles (approx.)


Plan on launching from the Everett Marine Park (Southern most boat ramp) near the restroom. Head northwest toward the end of Jetty, from there head to the beginning of Steamboat/Union Sloughs (waypoint 6).  This area features many types of birds and seals. Proceed west and explore the old barges sunk and used as a breakwater (waypoint 8-9).  Plan a lunch stop on Jetty Island, do a little exploring on the sandy beach and then finish by paddling south around the Island and back into Marine Park.  Caution if you decide to paddle in the Naval area of Everett Harbor you must remain at 600' clear of all ships.  With the current times I recommend that you steer clear.