Deception Pass


Sea Kayak - Bowman Bay to Burrows and Allan Islands

SK III-IV paddle to explore the coast north of Deception Pass

  • sk III+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3.0

We will MEET at 8:00 am at Bowman Bay boat launch, just north of Deception Pass.  We will LAUNCH at 9:00 am.

Bring Discover Pass.

We will launch from Bowman Bay and explore the coastline to the north of Deception Pass.  My goal is to paddle around Allan and Burrows Islands with a stop of Burrows Island State Park for lunch, though we'll have to see how we do with gradually building currents that will be against us on the way there.  We'll plan on taking advantage of back eddies to assist our travel and I'm anticipating it won't be a problem, but we'll need to be flexible with our plans.

Participants need to be able to comfortably paddle 12 nm with an average pace of 3 kts.  Drysuits required.


Deception Pass

  • Sea Trails Deception Pass and Skagit Bay WA101

    NOAA Bellingham to Everett No. 18423

    NOAA Anacortes to Skagit Bay No. 18427
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These eight 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
  9. Drysuit
Trip Reports