Sea Kayak - Saddlebag Island

Trip from Anacortes to Saddlebag Island. Student Paddle

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Meet at Seafarers Memorial Park in Anacortes. Launch at 9:15 so arrive at whatever time you need to be ready to launch at that time. 

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: Relatively easy trip but challenging for beginners
  • Wind: High wind will cause us to move the trip to another location.
  • Waves: Any more than 1-2 foot waves will cause us to relocate the trip.
  • Route: Leaving Anacortes, visiting Saddlebag Island and potentially Huckleberry Island, Dot Island and Hat Island
  • Distance:  Approximately 9 nm
  • Pace: No one left behind! Pace about 2 knots.

Saddlebag Island

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Kayak with front and rear flotation and deck lines required. A drysuit is REQUIRED.

Kayak Academy will deliver kayaks, pfd, paddle, paddle float and drysuits to the launch site. You must call Kayak Academy 206 527 1825 to reserve the fear. They will also pick up the gear at the end of the day from the launch/landing site.

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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