Sea Kayak - San Juan Islands Circumnavigation

Come paddle in some of the fastest currents during the longest days of the year in the beautiful San Juan Islands.

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 80.0 nm

TBA with leader's permission

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: IV
  • Wind: 0-15 kts
  • Waves: 0-3'
  • Route: TBA
  • Distance:  TBA nm
  • Pace: current assist

Route and mileage will be dictated by fog/weather. Parking, camping and possibly ferry fees will apply. Immersion wear required and you must have kayak camping experience. Limit 6.  


San Juan Islands Circumnavigation

  • MapTech The San Juan Islands No. 104

    Sea Trails Lummi Island, Bellingham & Samish Bays WA005

    Sea Trails Orcas Island North San Juan SeaTrails WA004

    Sea Trails San Juan Island Stuart Island WA003

    Sea Trails Lopez, Blakely, Decatur & Shaw Islands WA002

    Rosario Strait & Bellingham WA001

    NOAA Bellingham to Everett No. 18423

    NOAA Strait of Juan de Fuca to Strait of Georgia No. 18421
  • See full route/place details.
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
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