Tours – San Juan Islands

2 & 3 Day SUP Adventures in the San Juan Islands



With over 175 named islands and more than dozen paddle-in campsites, the San Juan Islands is an epic place to explore with our paddle boards. Join for one to multi-day adventures this Spring, Summer and Fall as we paddle through remote beaches, quiet tree lined coves alongside seals, bald eagles and possibly whales. Available as self-catered tours where you cook your own means, but we provide the expert guides and gear.

We can help you choose the best adventure for your skill level and interests. We'll paddle at your pace taking breaks on remote pocket beaches covered in colorful rocks and bull kelp. Instruction is included so you learn how to paddle in the islands and become a better paddler overall.

Skills training will be provided as part of your trip by our PSUPA certified guides.

Who Should Attend? You should also be a Level 2 or above. We will encounter open water, current and wind.

Trips



Cypress Island - 1 Night, 2 Days (June 23-24) 2-6 people.

Skill Level: Level 2 and up. Take our SUP Basics and Deception Pass courses to gain essential skills for these tours.

The Route: We'll launch from Anacortes and cross Guemes Channel to Guemes Island. Following it's shore, we'll paddle west into Bellingham Channel and use the flood current to push us towards Cypress Head on Cypress Island. For those going one night, we'll camp on Cypress Head which juts out from the island on a thin sandy spit. For 2 night'ers, we'll take a break at Cypress Head then paddle along the shore a few more miles to Pelican Beach on the island's NE tip. For both trips, we'll use each campsite as a base to explore more of the island from or take a hike to Cypress Mountain which boasts views of the entire San Juan Islands archipelago. On our final day, we'll take the ebb current back to Guemes Island then Anacortes.

Hope and Skagit Island - 1 Nights, 2 Days (Date TBA or Custom) 2-6 people.

Skill Level: Level 2 and up. Take our SUP Basics and Deception Pass courses to gain essential skills for these tours.

The Route: We'll launch from Bowman Bay at Deception Pass and after a refresher lesson and overview we'll portage into Lottie Bay then take the flood through Canoe Pass (north end of DP) and use the free flow to help push us east towards Skagit and Hope Islands. There's camping on both islands, we'll determine which to stay on per availability. Both are undeveloped and have hiking trails and great beach combing. We can also use each as a base to paddle to the other island to explore. The next day, we'll take the ebb current out and back through Deception Pass.

San Juan's Eastern Loop - 2 Nights (Date TBA or Custom) 2-4 people.

Skill Level: Level 2 and up. Take our SUP Basics 2 and Deception Pass courses to gain essential skills for these tours.

The Route: Launching from Odlin Park on NE Lopez Island, we'll paddle over to Orcas Island and follow the coastline crossing the opening to East Sound to Obstruction Point. We'll either camp on the Point or continue east towards Doe Bay for another camping option. The Second day, we'll head south past Blakely and Decatur Islands to stay on James Island on Rosario Strait. The third day, we'll head slightly south to enter Lopez Sound after passing a few islets. We'll head NW toward Spencer Spit then finish our tour at Odlin Park on Lopez. This trip will have exposed waters, strong currents and wind. *Daily paddling distance: 10 miles.


DETAILS



Tour Size: 2-6 people depending on trip.

These trips are Self-Catered: This means you cook your own food but we can supply cooking equipment.

Skill Level: Level 2 and up. Take our SUP Basics 1 or 2 and Deception Pass courses to gain essential skills for these tours.

Duration 2 to 3 days. These tours are also a great confidence builder as you'll be paddling in both protected and open water in and out of the rugged tide pool covered shorelines with possible current. You will increase your overall water skills which will allow you to paddle in more beautiful places and dynamic conditions on your own.

RATES:
CYPRESS ISLAND OR DECEPTION PASS (HOPE-SKAGIT ISLANDS) 1 Night (2 days):

Group Rate: 699 per person, (2-6 people) All rental equipment is included in pricing. This includes a stable board, paddle, leash, lifejacket, wetsuit and booties and camping gear.

SAN JUAN ISLANDS - Eastern Loop: 2 Nights (3 days):

Group Rate: 1,200 per person, (2-4 people) All rental equipment is included in pricing including camping gear. This includes a stable board, paddle, leash, lifejacket, wetsuit and booties and camping gear.

Alumni: $50 off per person

2018 DATES

Schedule - Cypress Island Trip June 23-24— Privately tours always welcome

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