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.

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

Trips

Cypress Island – 1 Night, 2 Days (Aug 18-19 or custom date) 2-6 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: 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. We’ll camp on Cypress Head which juts out from the island on a thin sandy spit.

We can use Cypress Head as a base to explore a few more miles north to Pelican Beach on the island’s NE tip. Or we can take a hike to Cypress Mountain which boasts views of the entire San Juan Islands archipelago. On the second day, we’ll take the ebb current back to Guemes Island then Anacortes.

Hope and Skagit Island – 1 Night, 2 Days (Date: Custom) 2-6 people

Skill Level: Level 1 and up. Take our SUP Basics 2 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: 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.

Skill Prerequisites: Intermediate +

You have taken our SUP Basics 2 class and have proven experience in bumps from boat wakes and/or wind. You can paddle straight for 2-3 miles, can fall and get back on easily in conditions. You can paddle up and in side-winds.  Suggested experience to gain before the tours – Freighter and coastal surfing, Tidal Rapids in Deception Class, and Downwinding.

“I’ve had many SUP, surfing (and beyond) lessons world-wide but I haven’t found an expert in the area that compares to Rob’s level of quality experience, competency and teaching skills. Rob emphasizes safety first and caters to each individuals personal learning style in delivering quality instruction to paddlers of all levels. He truly went above and beyond and has set the bar extremely high for a business model that I hope to mirror. I will definitely return to him for further training.”

- Amber W

Tour Details:

Schedule – Check our calendar or inquire about a private tour.

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 2 and Deception Pass courses to gain essential skills for these tours.

Duration: 2 days.

Rates

Alumni: $50 off per person

Cypress Island – Eastern San Juan Islands – 1 Night (2 full days):

August 18-19.   Private tours available.

Instruction including how to outfit and pack a board, choose your route and destination, forecast conditions and tides, how to camp and make critical safe paddling decisions en route all included in this tour.

Group Rate: 599 per person, (2-6 people.) All rental equipment is included in pricing. This includes a stable board, paddle, leash, lifejacket, wetsuit and booties, gloves and camping gear.

1-1 Private Rate: 1,200. All rental equipment is included in pricing. This includes a stable board, paddle, leash, lifejacket, wetsuit and booties, gloves and camping gear.

Deception Pass (Hope and Skagit Islands) – 1 Night (2 full days)

Schedule: Private tours available.

Instruction including how to outfit and pack a board, choose your route and destination, forecast conditions and tides, how to camp and make critical safe paddling decisions en route all included in this tour.

Group Rate: 599 per person, (2-6 people.) All rental equipment is included in pricing. This includes a stable board, paddle, leash, lifejacket, wetsuit and booties, gloves and camping gear.

1-1 Private Rate: 1,200. All rental equipment is included in pricing. This includes a stable board, paddle, leash, lifejacket, wetsuit and booties, gloves and camping gear.

San Juan Islands – Eastern Loop: 2 Nights (3 days)

Schedule: Private tours available. .

Instruction including how to outfit and pack a board, choose your route and destination, forecast conditions and tides, how to camp and make critical safe paddling decisions en route all included in this tour.

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.

1-1 Private Rate: 2,400. All rental equipment is included in pricing. This includes a stable board, paddle, leash, lifejacket, wetsuit and booties, gloves and camping gear.

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