San Juan Islands from Anacortes


Sea Kayak - Burrows & Allan Islands

A fun paddle to a light house, a couple of islands, some great water, and cool views. Initial registration for Everett 2023 Basic Kayak Course Students.

  • *Varies*
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3.0 kts
  • Pace: 2.5 nm/hr

***Update:  NEW DATE and Time:  Date Changed from 8/19/23 Saturday to 8/20/23 Sunday. Time pushed back 30 minutes.

Meet:  Boat Ramp at Washington Park, Anacortes

Meet Time:  9:30AM

Launch Time:  10:30AM

This paddle is initially reserved for students and instructors of the Everett Basic Course 2022.  Will open to others in late July if possible.

Paddle plan:

  • Launch on tail end of ebb
  • Paddle counterclockwise with stop at Burrows Island Light at about 11 for bio break, sightseeing, and early lunch
  • Continue south to paddle around south side of Allan Island.
  • We'll pick up the beginning of the flood in Burrows Bay and then Burrows Pass to ride back to launch site.
  • Paddle is about 7.4nm so at an approximate pace of 2.5nm/hour plus stop at light house and then some rescue practices somewhere along the way I expect we'll be back to launch site around 3PMish.  

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. Immersion gear:  wet or drysuit
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