San Juan Islands from Anacortes


Sea Kayak - Burrows & Allan Islands

Circumnavigate Burrows and Allen Islands. This is a beautiful paddle with rugged shorelines, a lighthouse, various currents, short crossings, and, oh yes, kelp.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 12 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1.5 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: moderate

We will launch from Washington Park, near the boat launch. Restrooms are available. Parking is free unless you are using the overnight lot. 

Please arrive at 8:30. We will gather at 9:15 for a shore talk and launch at 9:30. 

In some sections we will have a current assist, while in other sections we will appreciate back eddies. We will have a chance to use ranges and practice various paddling strokes.  We will stop at a lighthouse. Come and refine your skills on this scenic paddle. 

A drysuit, warm layers, a lunch, and all the 10+ essentials are required. 


San Juan Islands from Anacortes

  • Rosario Strait & Bellingham WA001

    Sea Trails Lopez, Blakely, Decatur & Shaw Islands WA002

    NOAA Bellingham to Everett No. 18423

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