Anacortes - Tugboat Beach to Burrows Island & Young Island, in 4K UHD, with Aerials

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Trip Overview

Highlights from kayaking trip from Anacortes - Tugboat Beach, westwards around Burrows Island and Young Island, with video in 4K UHD with aerials, including highlights at the timestamps below. See video on

0:09 Location of Anacortes in the Pacific Northwest
0:14 Kayak Route and Distance
0:21 Park 1: Tugboat Beach to Burrows Island Cascadia Marine Trail Campsites
0:26 Anacortes - Tugboat Beach
0:35 Transporting Kayak with Cart to Tugboat Beach Launchpoint
0:41 View from Tugboat Beach out Towards Burrows Island, Young Island, and Allan Island
0:49 Aerials Over Tugboat Beach
1:10 Aerial of Skyline Marina
1:13 Aerial of Washington Park
1:18 Aerial of Burrows Island
1:23 Aerial of Young Island
1:26 Launching Kayak from Tugboat Beach
1:50 Pacific Harbor Seals - Fresh Caught Fish for Breakfast
2:00 Crossing Burrows Pass
2:05 Arriving at Burrows Island
2:45 Arriving Alice Bight on Burrows Island
3:11 View East of Anacortes from Alice Bight
3:20 Burrows Island State Park
3:27 Exploring Burrows Island State Park
3:40 Cascadia Marine Trail Campsites at Alice Bight on Burrows Island
4:01 Aerial Over Alice Bight Beach on Burrows Island
4:17 Aerial Panoramic View of Mt Baker, Anacortes, Skyline Marina, Washington Park, Burrows Island, Young Island, Allan Island
4:32 Park 2: Burrows Campsites to Young Island
4:48 Kayaking from Alice Bight on Burrows Island to Young Island
5:07 Underwater View of Kelp Beds and School of Fish
5:44 Arriving at Young Island
6:12 Exploring Young Island
6:26 View South to East of Allan Island, Whidbey Island, Fidalgo Island, and Anacortes
6:41 Park 3: Young Island to Burrows Island Lighthouse
6:53 Kayaking from Young Island to Burrows Island Lighthouse
7:12 Underwater View of Massive Kelp Beds and Kayaking Cruising Through the Water
7:45 Peartree Bay on Burrows Island
8:11 Allan Island from Allan Pass
8:22 What I Liked Most About This Kayak Adventure
9:33 Arriving at Burrows Island Lighthouse
10:12 Exploring Burrows Island Lighthouse and Old Coast Guard Station
11:09 Aerials over Burrows Island Lighthouse
11:47 Large Kayak Group Passing Burrows Island Lighthouse
12:34 Part 3: Burrows Island Lighthouse to Anacortes - Tugboat Beach
12:47 Kayaking from Burrows Island Lighthouse to Anacortes Tugboat Beach
13:04 Tips on How Best to Enjoy Great Kayaking Adventure
13:16 View North of Cypress Island, Orcas Island, and Blakely Island
13:19 Washington Park from Burrows Island Lighthouse
13:28 Short Bay Beach on Burrows Island - North Side
14:07 Arriving at Tugboat Beach, Anacortes
14:26 Pacific Harbor Seal and Dog Close Encounter

Overall, a great kayak trip, highly recommended for beginners through advanced paddlers. Rentals and guided tours available in Skyline Marina. Enjoy!


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Safety Notes

Check currents, winds, tides. Watch out for boat traffic especially in Burrows and Allan Passes.

Gear Notes

Perception Captiva 16ft sea kayak


Light winds and currents, near high tide. Some boat traffic.

Portage Notes


Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 9/24/2021
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Water Type: Open Water/Ocean

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