Sea Kayak - Saddlebag Island


Sea Kayak - Saddlebag Island

An opportunity to visit Saddlebag Island State Park near Anacortes.

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  • Sea Kayak I/II
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.0 kts
  • Pace: 2.5 kts

We will meet at Seafarer's Memorial Park. Be ready to launch at 10:00am.  This usually means you should plan to arrive an hour before launch time. 

We will paddle across Guemes Channel heading toward Southeast Pointof Guemes Island, then continue past the Point to Saddlebag, which is a state park and where we will stop for a leisurely lunch.  We will return to Anacortes by crossing to Hat island and traveling down the east side of the island. Then back to Seafarer's Park around 4pm. 


Padilla Bay & Nearby Islands

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    MapTech The San Juan Islands No. 104

    MapTech Rosario Strait No. 106
  • 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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