San Juan Islands & Lummi Island from Gooseberry Point


Sea Kayak - San Juan Islands & Lummi Island from Gooseberry Point

Circumnavigate Lummi island in a day. We will launch from Gooseberry point and paddle counter clockwise around Lummi island.

  • Sea Kayak III/IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 17.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 12 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3.5

Drive the Lummi peninsula out to Gooseberry point.  We will meet at the gravel lot north of the ferry dock.  Plan on a 7:45am talk and 8:00am launch.

This will be a nice, long day of paddling in a beautiful location.  I'm planning for high scattered clouds, a light north wind, and sunlight dancing on rippling water.  On this trip, you'll want sunscreen and a good sun hat.

Participants should be prepared to paddle a long day in winds up to 10kt.  We get some current assist, but I expect to paddle most of this distance.  Expect a steady 3.5kt pace with breaks at all the points of interest.

Option:  We may plan dinner at the Marine park on the south east shore of Lummi.  I may suggest brining a stove and dinner to cook.

If forecast wind is much above 10kt, we will make an alternate plan.  If the wind is above 15kt, I'll cancel this trip and post a Bellingham Bay downwind run.


San Juan Islands & Lummi Island from Gooseberry Point

  • 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

    NOAA Bellingham Bay No. 18424
  • 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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