Padilla Bay & Nearby Islands


Sea Kayak - Vendovi Island

Paddle around and hike on Vendovi Island.

  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.5 kts
  • Pace: 2.8

Launch from Larrabee State Park boat launch, Meet at ~9:30 to be ready to launch at 10:30am.

We will launch from Larrabee and head for the South end of Vendovi, paddling around the west side to the harbor. We will take a break for lunch and walk out to the lookout spot, a couple mile hike, so bring comfortable shoes. We will then return. this is about a 5.5nm crossing, there is not much current in this area, but there are shallow areas the can kick up a chop if there is wind.


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
  9. Dry Suit
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