With Kayaking Puget Sound and the San Juans, 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 inter-coastal 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.
You’ll discover 60 wide-ranging trips featuring:
– Camping logistics and paddling etiquettes.
– Routes rated as protected, moderate, or exposed.
– 15 Brand new trips.
– Tips for paddling the Salish Sea and a few surf spots
– Details on the region’s marine trails.
– A ‘Routes At-a-glance’ chart to choose a route for your level of fitness, skills, and available time.
– General logistics: preparing gear, finding launch sites, carrying kayaks on SUPs onto ferries as a foot passenger, and much more.
Author Rob Casey has been paddling Pacific NW waters over 2 decades and has a passion for finding new places to explore and revisiting favorite destinations. Both a sea kayaker and stand up paddle boarder (SUP) he teaches paddling through his business Salmon Bay Paddle in Seattle. He is also the author of “Stand Up Paddling Flat Water to Rivers and Surf” also by the Mountaineers Books.