San Juan Islands & Lummi Island from Gooseberry Point


Sea Kayak - Eliza Island

Paddle from Larrabee around the seldom visited Eliza Island.

  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.5 kts
  • Pace: 2.7 knots

Launch at Larrabee state park boat launch at 10am

Please arrive at the launch site at around 9am to be ready for quick shore talk at 9:45 and 10am launch.
We will launch from the Larrabee state park boat launch at 10am We will head across Bellingham bay to the south tip of Eliza island, approximately 3.6 nm.  The only public landing area is at the very south end of the island, if possible, we will stop there but the landing is very rocky so if we cannot find a comfortable landing spot we may need to skip this spot.
We will then continue to the west point on Eliza and cross to the water trails site on Lummi, approximately 1.5 nm. We will take lunch here (or on Eliza if the group prefers).
From Lummi we will cross back to the north tip of Eliza (2 miles, no stop, private property) and cross back to Larrabee and the cars, approximately 4 more nm.

Everyone is required to be fully vaccinated. If you don't feel well, please let the leader know and stay home. We'll keep socially distant on land and on the water.

Launch 10
Arrive Eliza 11:30
Arrive Lummi 12:15
Leave Lummi 1:00
Pass N end of Eliza 1:45
Arrive launch 3:00


Sunset is 5:16

San Juan Islands & Lummi Island from Gooseberry Point

  • Sea Trails Lummi Island, Bellingham & Samish Bays WA005

    NOAA Bellingham to Everett No. 18423

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

    NOAA Bellingham Bay No. 18424
  • 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. Dry Suit
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