Kara Colins, Jones, Island, San Juan Islands, WA

The two trips are our favorite trips in the San Juan Islands, so either way we are visiting the best locations the islands have to offer! 
Transportation and Trip outline:Getting there – August 20. Meet and get to islands.  Bring your own breakfast and lunch. On-water snacks and dinner will be provided.12:00pm – Meet at North Beach on Orcas Island. (Directions will be provided).Optional – 9:30am – Meet in Anacortes for shuttle pickup. (Exact location will be announced.) Shuttle from Anacortes to islands available for an additional $55 (ferry included). If you want to stay in the islands before or after the trip it is recommended to rendezvous with us on Orcas Island at North Beach.
August 20 –All participants must arrive at North Beach by 12:00pm.
12:00-4:00pm – Pack boats, organize gear, and safety discussion.4:00pm – Launch and paddle to first night’s camp. Evening campfire and group discussion of goals and photography objectives. Optional night photography.August 21-(weather dependent) Circumnavigate Sucia Island taking photo breaks to explore the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Night photography after dinner.August 22-(weather dependent) Free time to explore and hike on Sucia to viewpoint. Afternoon paddle to Matia island. Hike to Matia Lighthouse for sunset.

August 23- (weather dependent) Explore Matia Island in morning and photograph sunrise. Afternoon paddle to Point Doughty.

August 24– (weather dependent) Explore and photograph Point Doughty. Catch ferry in afternoon and return to Anacortes.

Paddling and Physical requirements:

No previous paddling experience is necessary. Paddlers from novice to experienced are welcome and there will be something for everyone, but you will need to be in good physical shape and be able to sit in a boat for long periods of time.

If you are under 100 lbs or over 250lbs we need to know to make sure we have equipment that fits properly.

If you want to bring your own paddling gear it must be approved by guide Kristi Kucera.

Must be able to lift weight up to 40 lbs.

Must be a good swimmer.

Must be over 18.

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