Padilla Bay & Nearby Islands


Sea Kayak - Saddlebag Island

We will paddle across Guemes Channel to SE Point, then continue past to Saddlebag Island, 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 Hat then back to Seafarers' Memorial Park. Estimated time of arrival will be 4pm.

  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: 2.5 kts

Meeting place: Meet at Seafarers' Memorial Park in Anacortes at 9am for a 10am start.   We will have a briefing on the shore which will take about 15 minutes.  If it takes you personally longer that 45 minutes to  prepare for launch then arrive sooner. 



 We may see some wave action so I would like you to be comfortable with some waves before you choose this paddle. On hot days Lake Washington has good wave action at Concrete Beach late afternoon to get some experience under your belt.



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

Pump and paddle float and 10 essentials

Bring tow rope if you have one. 


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