San Juan Islands Circumnavigation

Paddle the outside edge of the San Juan Islands archipelago. This is a challenging, multi-day trip.

launch points

  • Washington Park in Anacortes

on the water

 Paddle around the outside of the major island group comprising San Juan County. The trip can be done either clockwise or counterclockwise. In a clockwise direction, the major islands encounters are Blakely, Orcas, Clark, Matia, Sucia, Patos, Waldron, Stuart, Spieden, Henry, San Juan and Lopez.  


  • Suitable Activities: Sea Kayaking
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak IV
  • Length: 80.0 nm
  • Land Manager: Land Manager TBD
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Default Party Size: 6
  • Maximum Party Size: 8
  • MapTech The San Juan Islands No. 104
  • Sea Trails Lummi Island, Bellingham & Samish Bays WA005
  • Sea Trails Orcas Island North San Juan SeaTrails WA004
  • Sea Trails San Juan Island Stuart Island WA003
  • Sea Trails Lopez, Blakely, Decatur & Shaw Islands WA002
  • Rosario Strait & Bellingham WA001
  • NOAA Bellingham to Everett No. 18423
  • NOAA Strait of Juan de Fuca to Strait of Georgia No. 18421
  • Red Marker
    48.500142, -122.692526
    48.5001416 -122.6925264
  • Red Marker
    48.720052, -123.160652
    48.7200518296 -123.160652169

Upcoming Activities

Open Coastal Kayaking Clinic - San Juan Islands Circumnavigation

Sea Kayaking Clinic
Introduction to Trip Leading in the San Juans.
Difficulty: Sea Kayak IV
Sun, Jun 10, 2018 - Sat, Jun 16, 2018
0 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Jun 7
Tacoma Branch
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