San Juan Islands from Anacortes

Trip

Sea Kayak - Washington Park to Friday Harbor

After reaching Friday Harbor we’ll be able to change cloths and enjoy an Ice Cream treat before heading back to Anacortes on the ferry. We’ll be following the Classic route. A Bearing 240° out of Washington Park aiming for Belle Rocks. There will be Current Assist all the way to our Lunch spot at Ice Burg Pt. Once flood tide arrives we will ride the currents through Cattle Pass at 4.0+kts on our way north.

  • Sea Kayak IV/V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 22.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 13 kts
  • Maximum Currents: 4.4 kts
  • Pace: 3kts

Meet at 7:45

Launch at 9:00am

Washington Park, Day Use Parking Lot. It’s located closest to boat ramp. Once kayaks are staged on beach. We’ll move cars to parking Lot “B” ($7.00) fee 

We’ll be returning from Friday Harbor to Anacortes on the Ferry sailing at 6:30pm.

Be sure to bring Change of Street cloths and shoes and your car keys.

There will be a “Shuttle” to the Anacortes Ferry Parking Terminal. It’s $12.00 per day. If the amount of cars parked there is two. 

Discovery Pass required.

Prerequisites: must have had clinics in Current, Surf zone, and Rock Gardening.

You Can expect an email 8 days ahead of paddle Date from me.

 

 

All participants must have wheels that fit into kayak hatches. Not on deck

All kayak must have inflatable Bladders in bow and stern hatches.

Drysuit required.

Required:

VHF Radio, Tow Belt, Flare, emergency shelter, head lamp and helmets.

If you have a GPS be sure to bring it and pack back-up batteries for it.

Bring Compass and San Juan Island Chart 104

Bring enough food and  extra water in case we are forced to spend an extra day on trip.

Be sure to pack lunch and snacks and something warm to drink.

 

 

 

Route/Place

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

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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