Sea Kayaking and Camping at James Island, Washington

A self-supported trip created by PresenceVideography

Trip Overview

Kayaking James Island, in the Pacific Northwest. We took a fast ferry from Skyline Marina near Anacortes out to James Island, circumnavigated the island by kayak, exploring the shoreline. Then we explored the campground and hiking trails around the island.

Safety Notes

Check winds, currents, tides.

Gear Notes

16 ft touring kayaks, dual bulkheads, rudders


Light winds, paddling around slack current, mid-tide

Portage Notes


Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 7/15/2023
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing, Kayak Fishing
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water, Open Water/Ocean

Trip Location