San Juan Islands from Anacortes


Sea Kayak - San Juan Islands from Anacortes

An overnight adventure around Fidalgo Island. We will explore sea caves, camp on a new site and of course a run through Deception Pass! Must have sea kayaking camping experience and be comfortable in fast and lumpy currents.

  • *Varies*, Sea Kayak III/IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 30.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3.0 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 4.0 kts
  • Pace: current assist

TBA with leader permission

We will be paddling approx 15 nm per day with loaded boats through currents and potentially rough water so good bracing and boat handling skills are a must.  Drysuits are required and helmet/gloves if you plan to go into any of the caves.  Kayak camping experience required.  Parking and camping fees will apply.  Limit 6.


San Juan Islands from Anacortes

  • Rosario Strait & Bellingham WA001

    Sea Trails Lopez, Blakely, Decatur & Shaw Islands WA002

    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 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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