Padilla Bay & Nearby Islands


Sea Kayak - Saddlebag Island

Quadruple Islands meandering paddle (Hat, Saddlebag, Dot and Huckleberry island) and clean your kayak and gear with fresh water as a bonus.

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2.5 kts

Meet at Seafarers' Memorial Park in Anacortes at 9:30 AM

This is part of the Paddle and Camp weekend.  We have the Deception Pass group campsite reserved and you are welcome to register to camp there on Friday and/or Saturday nights.

Paddle to Hat  from our launch spot and meander to Saddlebag island.  We will take a break and have lunch on the  South side of Saddlebag island.  After lunch we will circumnavigate Dot island and paddle to Huckleberry Island before heading back to Seafarers Memorial Park.

Bonus: the park has  non-potable fresh water to clean your gear and kayak before heading home.

Note: if windy we may change the route.


Padilla Bay & Nearby Islands

  • Sea Trails Rosario Strait Bellingham WA001

    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

    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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