Scene in Edmonds: Alaska bound, via jet ski

The jet skis all lined up
On her walk along the Edmonds waterfront Tuesday, photographer Julia Wiese noticed a dozen Kawasaki ultra LX jet skis parked at the Edmonds Marina H dock, where a catamaran had recently been parked for the past few months.
“As I was taking pictures of the skis, I heard a voice call out to me,” Wiese said. “George Marquis from Melbourne, Australia is in town for an adventure trip to Alaska. He thought I might be a fellow adventurer. At that point, I started asking him questions about the jet skis. He explained that a dozen people would be taking off via jet ski from Edmonds Wednesday morning. There will be nine paying riders, plus Steve Moll — the owner and guide of Dangerous Water Adventures — and two others who will assist on this excursion
George. Marquis
“The trip covers 1,000 miles from Edmonds to Ketchikan, Alaska and includes several stops in Canada. Then from Ketchikan, a second tour of 550 miles begins to Juneau for George and a new group. Others on the first leg of the journey come from, Bolivia, Vancouver, Seattle, Kodiak and Juneau.
Steve Moll, owner of Dangerous Water Adventures.
“While we spoke, Steve Moll pulled up in his truck. I asked him about his company and he said he started Dangerous Water 11 years ago and now lives in Juneau where his company is based. He said he has turned his passion into a paying job. To find out more about tour itineraries, what’s included on the trips, and more about Dangerous Water Adventures, click on the link.

6 Replies to “Scene in Edmonds: Alaska bound, via jet ski”

  1. Dangerous Waters–an apt name for the journey from Edmonds to Ketchikan. I wish the jet skiers good luck and smooth sailing. Stay close to your guide.
    Having been a commercial fisher person traveling to and from Edmonds to Ketchikan and beyond for several years in a 45 ft. heavy steel–deep keeled-fully equipped troller, my husband and I experienced some very dangerous and unpredictable waters. It’s a beautiful trip, but not for the faint hearted when a sudden storm hits, or the fog rolls in so thick you are lucky to be able to see more than a few feet beyond. Enjoy what can be the adventure of a lifetime or all of a sudden, a nightmare surrounded by beautiful scenery.

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  2. I do not support jet skis on anything other than man made lakes. The horrible sounds of the skis are disorienting and painful to marine life. I am so surprised that they are allowed. It’s not human life I worry about – if they choose to do a stupid sport that’s their business – it’s the wildlife/ marine life that concerns me.

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  3. Good luck George and crew, hope it’s as amazing as it looks, I’ve just added this to my bucket list

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  4. Be safe and have a fun voyage. I’m not sure if you will see my cousins while your traveling. Charles and his Mom are dear to my heart. God bless you on his dangerous water.

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  5. Brought back memories of hearing about the bathtub sailor. In 1954 he left Edmonds, headed for Alaska, and made it to Whidbey Island.

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