Sea Kayak - Burrows & Allan Islands

Explore beautiful islands, a lighthouse, and WWTA campsite.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Easy

Meet at 9am at Washington Park, Anacortes, in the small parking area for the hand launch beach adjacent to the official "boat launch". Expect to launch at 10am. This qualifies as a "basic course" student paddle. It is your responsibility to bring your equipment, as rentals will not be provided for you. "Immersion wear" (wetsuit or drysuit) is required along with Mountaineers essentials and sea kayak essentials (listed below).

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: SK-III
  • Wind: 15 kt
  • Waves: 2 ft
  • Route: Washington Park to Burrows Bay
  • Distance:  8 nm
  • Pace: relaxed, 2 kt.

We'll paddle from Washington Park to Burrows Bay


Burrows & Allan Islands

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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