Sea Kayak - San Juan Islands from Anacortes


Sea Kayak - San Juan Islands from Anacortes

A winter paddle/sail from Washington Park to Friday Harbor

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  • Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 22.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 20 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 4 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3 kts
  • Pace: Brisk

Meet at Washington Park for 8:15 launch.  We will need time to set up car shuttle. Details later.

This is a winter crossing from Washington Park to Friday Harbor.  Tidal currents are smaller in the winter so we get less boost from currents.  On this day we have moderate currents in Rosario and light currents through Cattle Pass and up to Friday Harbor.  Expect this to be a long day of steady paddling.

Sails are required.  We will use them to boost our paddling speed.  

We will likely have dinner in Friday Harbor, enjoying the quiet of the off-season. 

Shuttle details to be worked out. 


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
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  1. Sail
  2. Helmet
  3. All other equipment necessary for a long winter paddle in exposed waters.
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