On the Water Navigation

Field trip: Sea Kayak Navigation

On the Water Navigation - Burrows & Allan Islands

On the Water Sea Kayak Navigation

  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3 kts


  1. Use of ranges
  2. correlate significant land features and navigation aids that appear on the chart to their appearance on the water,
  3. identify your position on the chart using lines of position and bearing to landmarks and compass.
  4.  Identify the rough speed and direction of the current you are in..

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
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Compas, Chart

Trip Reports