Orcas Island Top 4 Epic Kayak Trips

A self-supported trip created by PresenceVideography

Trip Overview

Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest has world class sea and lake kayaking. These are our top 4 favorite trips on / off Orcas Island, and one bonus spectacular hike we did on Orcas Island.

Safety Notes

Check currents, winds, tides.

Gear Notes

16 ft touring kayaks, dual bulkheads, rudders.


Light currents < 1.5 knots, light winds < 5 knots, various tides.

Portage Notes


Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 7/1/2023-7/31/2023
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddling, Kayak Fishing, Hiking
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water, Open Water/Ocean

Trip Location