San Juan Islands & Lummi Island from Gooseberry Point


Sea Kayak - Portage Island Circumnavigation

We'll launch from Gooseberry Point and circumnavigate Eliza and Portage Islands on the +8.5 tide.

  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 16.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.5 kts
  • Pace: 3.0 kts

Launch from Gooseberry Point. Meet at the gravel lot north of the Lummi Island ferry dock. Please arrive with enough time to be ready to launch at 8:30 AM.

You must be comfortable paddling in winter conditions where wind/waves can be a factor.  Dry suit required.

If forecasted wind is much above 10 kts we may choose an alternate plan to paddle Chuckanut Bay.


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
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