Vendovi Island

Vendovi Island, Washington 98262

Vendovi Island

Vendovi Island Professional Review and Guide

"Vendovi Island was named in 1841 by Commander Wilkes for an imprisoned Fijian chief who killed and cannibalized a whaling crew. It was once one of the largest privately owned undeveloped islands in the San Juans. Thanks to the San Juan Preservation Trust’s purchase of the island in 2012, for half of its appraised value, Vendovi will remain undeveloped— and open to the public.

Hike across the island through lush woods to a grassy bluff that bursts with dazzling wild?ower blossoms. Walk along a midden beach that sparkles in the evening light. And watch pigeon guillemots nesting in North Cove. Vendovi is a magical and ecologically important island."

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Trail Information

Vendovi Island
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
400 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Open 10:00 AM–6:00 PM, May–Sept.
Best Times
San Juan Preservation Trust, Vendovi Island Preserve
Local Contacts
USGS Anacortes North, preservation trust map online
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018