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Sea Kayak - Anacortes to Pelican Beach

A introduction to Kayak Camping. NOTE CHANGE - REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON JULY THE 23.

  • Fri, Aug 19, 2016 — Sun, Aug 21, 2016
  • Seattle Sea Kayaking
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Adults
  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 18.0 nm

Will depart the marina in Anacortes at noon (12:00) and ride the tail end of the ebb down Guemes Channel and then head up Bellingham Channel on the flood to Pelican Beach.  We will do a day paddle on Saturday of around 10 nm.

Our evening meals will be a group effort.  We will work in  teams to prepare the various courses.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty:  Currents can be strong in this area, wind can be a factor. 
  • Wind:
  • Waves: 2' to 4'
  • Route:
  • Distance: 28 nm
  • Pace:

We'll paddle from Anacortes to Pelican Beach (North end of Cypress Island)


Cypress & Strawberry Islands

  • Sea Trails Rosario Strait Bellingham WA001

    Sea Trails Lummi Island, Bellingham & Samish Bays WA005

    NOAA Bellingham to Everett No. 18423

    NOAA Strait of Juan de Fuca to Strait of Georgia No. 18421

    MapTech The San Juan Islands No. 104

    MapTech Rosario Strait No. 106
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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