South and West San Juan Island

Friday Harbor, Washington

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
Kayakers come here for two distinct reasons. The first is whales: Haro Strait is the best place to see orcas during the summer months. Lime Kiln State Park was developed primarily for public observation of the whales that pass offshore regularly. The second is the barren beauty: the largely treeless southwestern coast of San Juan Island is unique for the Northwest. The exposure to southerly and westerly winds and big seas along its beaches make it all the wilder. But to the north, western San Juan Island has a gentler face with inter-island channels and the accessible historical attractions of English Camp.
Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands

by Rob Casey (The Mountaineers Books)

Kayakers come here for two distinct reasons. The first is whales: Haro Strait is the best place to see orcas during the summer months. Lime Kiln State Park was developed primarily for public observation of the whales that pass offshore regularly. The second is the barren beauty: the largely treeless southwestern coast of San Juan Island is unique for the Northwest. The exposure to southerly and westerly winds and big seas along its beaches make it all the wilder. But to the north, western San Juan Island has a gentler face with inter-island channels and the accessible historical attractions of English Camp.

© 2012 Rob Casey/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Friday Harbor
Distance: 30
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: Part Day To Multiple Nights.
Season: Spring to Fall
Local Maps: SeaTrails Wa 002, 003; Noaa charts 18423 SC or 18421 (both 1:80,000), or 18433 and 18434 (both 1:25,000); San Juan Channel current table.
Driving Directions: Directions to South and West San Juan Island

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos