Tide and Current Tables for our area – Discovery Islands Lodge
Tides & Currents
Tide and current tables are helpful for planning kayak trips. If you plan to paddle through some of the area’s tidal passages, you will need to know when and how fast the currents are moving. There are momonts each day when the tide “reverses” and the current is slack. This information, along with projected direction and speed of the next tide, will help you plan safe passage.
Don’t wing it! These areas are potentially very dangerous and to stay safe you need to understand what’s happening when and where! With proper timing and appropriate skills, tidal passages can be safely negotiated by kayak.
If you are not familiar with how to read the tables, find out. Be sure you inderstand which way the tide flows and ebbs through the passage(s) you plan to traverse. Remember to adjust* for Daylight Savings time – the Current times are all presented in Standard time.
*Calculated as Timezone PST (Z+8): Add one hour for Daylight Savings.