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: Kayaking

Anacortes has long been the favored launch point for sea kayaking adventures in the San Juan Islands and Deception Pass. Some of the most beautiful and least developed islands in the San Juans are located just a paddle stroke away from our shores, and wildlife is abundant here. The waters between Burrows Island and Deception Pass are actually the best place in the world to encounter Harbor porpoise. Our favorable location within the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains provides us with sunny skies and calm waters throughout the year. If you are looking for a family friendly kayak tour, a multi-day kayaking trip, or advanced sea kayak training, you can find it right here in Anacortes.

Located on Fidalgo Island, Anacortes is located just 80 miles north of Seattle and is connected to the mainland by bridges so visitors can drive directly to us. Come and see why more Washington State locals, and savvy travelers choose Anacortes for their sea kayak adventure!