San Juan Islands & Lummi Island from Gooseberry Point


Sea Kayak - Lummi Island Circumnavigation

This is an overnight kayak camping experience with a 19 nm paddle over two days.

  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 18.0 nm

If this is your first kayak camping experience, I would like to meet with you the Thurs. evening before we launch on Saturday to go over kayak packing.  Otherwise, due to currents, we will meet at Gooseberry Point, Saturday, August 6, 6:45 AM to pack and Launch at 7:45 AM.  There is no drinkable water on Lummi.  Plan to bring your own supply.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: II/III
  • Wind: up to 10 knots
  • Waves: up to  1'
  • Route: Counter Clockwise Circumnavigation
  • Distance:  19 nm
  • Pace: 2 nm/hr.

We'll paddle from Gooseberry Point to Lummi Point, up to Point Migley, south to Village Point and Legoe Bay to Lummi Rocks, around Carter Point to the Cascadia Marine Site to camp for the night. We return to Gooseberry Point along the east side of Lummi Island, early Sunday morning.

Aug. 6-7 Lummi Island Circumnavigation

6:45 AM Arrival – no later!

7:45 AM – Launch from Gooseberry Point - .8 nm crossing

8:45 AM – Point Migley 2 nm

11 AM – Lummi Rocks 6 nm (total) LUNCH

12 PM – travel to S tip of Lummi 11nm (total)

2 PM Reach S tip of Lummi

3 PM DNR Campsite 1.7 nm


7 AM Launch  5.6 NM to Gooseberry

9:30 AM Arrive at Gooseberry Point



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 seven 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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