Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, and Gulf Islands  by Rob Casey

Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands Guide Book

by Rob Casey (The Mountaineers Books)
Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, and Gulf Islands  by Rob Casey
Observe seabirds nesting on Protection Island off the Olympic Peninsula, circumnavigate Shaw Island in the San Juans, or view intertidal life in Canada's Gulf Islands. The intercoastal waters of the Pacific Northwest offers some of the most stunning scenery and marine life available to paddlers. From the protected coves and estuaries of south Puget Sound to the swift currents of Deception Pass and the bustling harbor of Victoria, this completely updated and expanded third edition offers detailed paddling information for kayakers, canoeists, stand up paddlers, and anyone with a small human powered craft.

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Trails from the "Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands" Guide Book
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Come to Blake Island for either a pleasant day trip or for one of the most unusual kayak-camping experiences on Washington shores. Pitch your tent at Tillicum Village, take a shower in the heated rest ...
Harper, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6
The paddling at Burrows Island is interesting and exhilarating with both sheer rock and lively currents. Ashore you will find an abandoned US Coast Guard light station perched on a cliff on the west s ...
Anacortes, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6
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If you live south of Seattle, this is a short, easy trip, ideal for those with limited saltwater experience, or for families. Distances between stopovers are not long, and there are plenty of shore at ...
Rosedale, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 4
With the Olympic Mountain Range towering overhead, this part of Hood Canal is the meeting place of land and sea. When you can take your eyes off this gorgeous backdrop, there is plenty to look at up c ...
Brinnon, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 16
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The rocks around Chuckanut Bay make this Bellingham-area trip an interesting exploration. Convoluted hollows and the delicate saltwater-eroded Chuckanut sandstone formations, fossilized remnants of an ...
Bellingham, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 4
Because moorings here are somewhat exposed, Clark Island gets fewer overnight boaters than other state park islands in the northern San Juans. The island includes paths winding through madrona borderi ...
Orcas, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 8
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Here you will find a pleasant contrast to expectations of a polluted industrial wasteland. Commencement Bay has a bit of everything. There are the wooded bluffs of Point Defiance, the “downtown” fee ...
Puyallup River, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6
The wild ruggedness of Cypress Island, along with the chance for a hike to catch the panoramic views from Eagle Cliff, and the two seasonal, public camping areas with Cascadia Marine Trail sites aroun ...
Cypress Island, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 15
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Deception Pass offers outstanding beauty that can be explored safely on the fringes of the high-current area in the pass itself. You can also paddle through the pass when currents are weakest if a nov ...
Oak Harbor, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6
This 5-mile-long spit is a National Wildlife Refuge set aside for waterfowl and shorebirds. As many as 10,000 birds winter in the refuge, particularly the black brant. Sandpipers and other shorebirds ...
Dungeness, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 5
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The Duwamish River was once a curvy, slow-moving, flood-prone river providing water access and subsistence for the Duwamish people. In the Puget Sound Salish language of Lushootseed, Duwamish or rathe ...
Seattle, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 5
This excursion is for sea kayakers who love looking at all sorts of boats, exploring pockets of wildlife, and viewing picturesque waterside structures old and new. They are all on Seattle’s doorstep, ...
Winslow, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 2
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This is one of the most interesting and long-range day trips in Puget Sound, and the ability of foot passengers to carry kayaks aboard ferries allows 10 miles of one-way paddling. Leave your car in Se ...
Winslow, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 10
This is a pleasurable place to paddle with no real destination, or to explore the little mid-inlet coves and southern tidal estuaries. Only one boat ramp, a driveway through the yard of a private ho ...
Boston Harbor, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 8.5
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Shipyards with naval frigates or an Alaska ferry in dry dock create an engaging scene, one that is in constant motion and change. There are also routes deep under the waterfront’s piers and the opport ...
Seattle, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 4
Just beyond the mills and marinas of Everett’s waterfront, Jetty Island has both wildness and antiquity: seabirds and sea lions can be seen near the rotting barges that were beached long ago to stabil ...
Everett, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 4
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In 2011, the largest dam-removal project in North America began to remove the Elwha River’s two dams. Aside from preventing the upstream travel of the river’s once 100-pound salmon, the dams also prev ...
Lower Elwha Indian Reservation, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 7
Here is a taste of Washington’s outer coast just a few miles west of Port Angeles. Swells penetrating the Strait of Juan de Fuca are still large enough to make challenging surf on the area’s beaches a ...
Lower Elwha Indian Reservation, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 5
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In 1867, Yugoslavian immigrant Samuel Jerisch and two partners rowed a flat-bottomed skiff from British Columbia to what is now Gig Harbor. Samuel and his wife, Anna, began the fishing industry here, ...
Gig Harbor, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 11
The skinniest of major Puget Sound inlets, Hammersley is a saltwater river ride if you time the currents right to transport you from one end to the other. There is the possibility of making a fairly e ...
Shelton, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 14
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