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Sucia Island Sea Kayking Circumnavigation

San Juan Islands

Northern Puget Sound, Washington

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Sucia Island Sea Kayking Circumnavigation

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  • View to Mount Constitution from Sucia Island.- Sucia Island Sea Kayking Circumnavigation
  • Paddlers traveling through Echo Bay.- Sucia Island Sea Kayking Circumnavigation
  • Paddlers traveling through Echo Bay.- Sucia Island Sea Kayking Circumnavigation
  • Sandy beaches for landing a kayak.- Sucia Island Sea Kayking Circumnavigation
  • Unique rock formations around Sucia Island.- Sucia Island Sea Kayking Circumnavigation
  • Abundant bays and sandy beaches make for good kayak landings.- Sucia Island Sea Kayking Circumnavigation
  • Ewing Cove on Sucia Island.- Sucia Island Sea Kayking Circumnavigation
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Numerous bays. Wildlife. Sandy beaches and clear water.
Cons: 
Boat access only.
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Region:
Northern Puget Sound, WA
Congestion: 
Low
Site characteristics: Water: 
Sound/Strait
Motorized watercraft allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Portage required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
9.90 mi (15.93 km)
Water difficulty: 
Easy / Class A
Current Local Weather:
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Paddle Description

Paddle Description

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Sucia Island measures two and half miles in length and is just less than a half mile wide. While it is not a large island, it is especially jagged, which also means there are a large number of bays that are sheltered from the open waters that are ideal for paddling. Circumnavigating the entire island is certainly possible in a day; it will likely take faster paddlers from 2 to 3 straight hours. A Sucia Island paddle could also easily be combined with other adventures for a day trip. Landing on the sandy beaches of Fossil Bay, Echo Bay, Ewing Point, or one of the numerous other beaches, visitors will find that hiking trails are abundant.

With clear skies, the paddle around Sucia Island will provide exceptional panoramic views to Mount Constitution on Orcas Island, nine other islands in the surrounding archipelago, and Canadian islands in the distance. Since Sucia Island is protected as a Washington State Marine Park, you’ll likely see a range of creatures in the sea and air.

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