Padilla Bay & Nearby Islands


Sea Kayak - Guemes Island

We will circumnavigate Guemes island. This trip is an activity for the Camp and Paddle weekend at Deception Pass.

  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3.5 kts
  • Pace: 2.5

We will launch west of Guemes Ferry Dock at Kiwanis Waterfront Park; 1708 6th St, Anacortes, WA 98221.  Plan to launch at 930am and possible we will need to move the cars after unloading.  We will cross Guemes Channel against the current but then ride the current clockwise around the Island. Plan to be off the water at 530pm to get back to camp for pizza night. 

We will cross Guemes channel with current and boat traffic requiring we stay in a tight pod. There will be a 3.5knt current pushing us up the west side a Guemes Island. Brakes at Cypress Head and Saddlebag Island. 


Padilla Bay & Nearby Islands

  • Sea Trails Rosario Strait Bellingham WA001

    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

    MapTech The San Juan Islands No. 104

    MapTech Rosario Strait No. 106
  • 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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