Whidbey Island Paddle

Oak Harbor to Coupeville & Return


Launch Point

 Oak Harbor Marina (http://www.whidbey.com/ohmarina/flight_photos/pic2_large.jpg  http://www.whidbey.com/ohmarina/flight_photos/pic1_large.jpg)

Launch Time 10:00
Max Difficulty:  SK III
Destination Coupeville
Duration  6 hours (approximately 12 miles)
Description This is a moderate paddle (SKIII) due to the southern reach and the potential building seas with a south wind.  Launch from the Oak Harbor City Park and paddle south along the shoreline passing Klootchman Rocks in Penn Cove.  During low tide it can be a 300' carry to the water, also watch out for the shallow water coming out of the Oak Harbor.  It is recommended you pass north of the flats.  From there cross over to Coupeville Warf.  There is a deli at Coupeville which is a good place to eat lunch.  The deli also rents kayaks.  There are restaurants and shops in town.  Coupeville is one of the original settlements on Whidbey and the town is  quite scenic so we will plan some time for exploring Coupeville before heading back.  Plan on exploring Penn Cove a bit but stay clear of the mussel pens.
Tide & Current Information

Tides (08/30/03)

High 7:22 AM 10.3'
Low 1:32 PM 1.0'
High 8:03 PM 12'