Re: 2015 WCP Spring Campout At most, the currents in John's Passage (where you're describing) can make for an energetic paddle but nothing too nutty. I haven't looked at tide or current tables for the area but some time just after slack tide you should be fine. Note that slack tide doesn't happen at the same time as slack current - depending on how much tidal swing there is, it can take some time for the currents to 'catch up' with what the tides are doing. So, if you arrive at the entrance to the passage some time shortly after high tide and there's still some current, my guess is that it will still be going north through there and will likely be easing (so grab a ride while you can!). This is just based on my experience - I haven't checked tides or currents yet for this weekend and ultimately you have to make a decision based on your own comfort and skill levels. It's always best to sit and watch a while to see what the current is doing at any particular spot, and you can bow out if you're not comfortable with what you see (or if it's building etc.).