Sea Kayak - Saddlebag Island

A paddle to Saddlebag Island, with stops at Boat Harbor and Huckleberry Island

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 9.2 nm

Meet at Seafarer's Memorial Park in Anacortes at 8:30 am for low tide launch at 9:30 am.  The Park is located at 601 Seafarers Way, Anacortes, WA 98221.

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:   II
  • Wind:   less than 10 knots
  • Waves:  less than 2 feet
  • Currents:  up to 1 knot
  • Distance:  up to 9.2 nm
  • Pace:   moderate

Plan is to paddle to Huckleberry Island, then north to Boat Harbor on Guemes Island, then Saddlebag Island, then around east side of Hat Island and back to Anacrotes for an approximately 9.2 nm trip.


Saddlebag Island

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
  9. Dry suit
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