Padilla Bay & Nearby Islands

Paddle in and around the bay located west of Anacortes. Destinations in addition to the by itself include Saddlebag, Hat, Guemes, Vendovi, Samish and Cypress Islands.These islands hold Marine Trail campsites, Native American villages, and a nature reserves. The difficulty varies from Sea Kayak II to III+ depending on the route chosen.

launch Points

on the water

saddlebag island

Length: 8 nm, Difficulty: Sea Kayak II


  • Difficulty: *Varies*, Sea Kayak II, Sea Kayak III+
  • Land Manager: Land Manager Varies
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • 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
Trip Reports

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  • Padilla Bay
  • Hat Island
  • Saddlebag Island
  • Guemes Island
  • Vendovi Island
  • Samish Island
  • Saddlebag & Vendovi Islands
  • Saddlebag & Guemes Island
  • Saddlebag, Guemes & Vendovi Islands
  • Saddlebag, Vendovi & Cypress Islands

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