Deception Island Kayaking from Bowman Bay in 4K UHD with Aerials

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Trip Overview

Highlights of kayaking trip from Bowman Bay to Deception Island in Washington State in 4K UHD with stunning aerials, including at the timestamps below. See video on

0:04 Bowman Bay and Deception Island in the Pacific Northwest
1:42 Aerial: Bowman Bay
2:03 Aerial: Deception Pass
2:35 Aerial: Bowman Bay Boat Launch
2:43 Aerial: Reservation Head
2:47 Aerial: Deception Island
3:55 Lighthouse Point
4:06 Crossing Northwest Pass from Lighthouse Point to Deception Island
4:07 Bull Kelp Beds
4:16 Eagles
5:05 Arriving at Deception Island
5:29 Lions Mane Jellyfish
5:38 Beaching in bay on NE side of Deception Island
6:05 Wild Rose
6:11 Exploring Deception Island
6:34 Panoramic view of Deception Pass State Park from Deception Island
6:48 Aerial: Coast and Bull Kelp Beds south side of Deception Island
7:02 Aerial: panoramic view circling Deception Island
7:25 Aerial: boats passing through Deception Pass
7:29 Aerial: fly-over Deception Island towards Deception Pass
7:47 Kayaking from Deception Island to Urchin Rocks north of Bowman Bay
8:24 Urchin Rocks
8:40 Deception Pass Underwater Park
8:57 Sharpe Cove
9:08 Gull Rocks in Bowman Bay
9:24 Eagle in Bowman Bay State Park
9:35 Deception Island viewed from Deception Pass State Park - West Point

Overall a great kayaking trip. 4 miles round trip so could be done in a half day. Lots of sea and bird life, stunning views, and fun paddle. Deception Island is a beautiful little island, also fun to explore. Good landing point in bay on NE side. Currents can get strong in Deception Pass so recommend avoid going too far south into the pass.


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Safety Notes

Check currents and winds.

Gear Notes

Perception Captiva 16ft sea kayaks.


Light currents and winds on this trip. Currents can get strong in Deception Pass nearby so recommend head directly west from Bowman Bay to Deception Island and avoid going too far south into Deception Pass where currents can get strong.

Portage Notes


Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 7/1/2021
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water, Open Water/Ocean

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