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Sea Kayak - Patos, Sucia & Matia Islands

Multi-day trip from Orcas to/around Sucia/Matia/Patos

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  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 40.0 nm
  • Elevation Gain: -3 ft

Anacortes ferry Wed 02 Aug

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and plan to paddle in up to these conditions (view the sea kayak difficulties definitions on our Activity Types, Difficulties & Prerequisites page):

  • Difficulty:  SK3+
  • Wind:  5-15, varying day to day
  • Waves:  calm to 2 ft, depending on location and winds
  • Currents:  selected to route advantage, typically 2 knots or less
  • Distance:  typically 6-10 nm per day
  • Pace:  moderate

Clark, Patos, Sucia & Matia Islands

  • NOAA Bellingham to Everett No. 18423

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

    Sea Trails Orcas Island North San Juan SeaTrails WA004

    Sea Trails Lummi Island, Bellingham & Samish Bays WA005

    MapTech Boundary Pass to Lummi Island No. 108
  • 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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