San Juan Islands from Anacortes


Sea Kayak - Burrows & Allan Islands

Let’s make two current assisted runs though the pass between Burrows & Allen islands, while enjoying the scenery!

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  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3 kts
  • Pace: 3kts

Meet at Cabana Ln Water Access at 8:30am for a 9:30am launch. 

Cabana Ln Water Access
End of Cabana Ln, close to Skyline Marine center.
Pluscode: F8V7+22 Anacortes, Washington




We will head out along the east side of Burrows island, taking a quick break on the island south east of it before our first run between the islands.  We will then round our way along Allan island and back though the channel again before stopping for lunch by the lighthouse on Burrows.  We should then have a leisurely trip back to the cars.  NOAA has the max current at 3kts, and our trips though should a bit less than that so that we get a good ride on both runs.

This will be my second mentored paddle, graciously mentored by Tom Unger.  I hope you can join me on a fun fall kayaking trip.


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
  • 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
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