We love this trip! Avoid the ferry hassles and enjoy this mountainous island that offers wildness unsurpassed in the San Juan archipelago. Join us for a sea kayaking adventure in Cypress Island!
Lummi / Clark Island 2 Day Adventure
- Adult Ages 17+
- Child Ages 7-16. Please call to inquire about children younger than 6 years old
- Self Catered Adult Ages 17+
- Private Group prices vary depending on group size
Go kayaking and Camping in Lummi and Clark Island!
Day 1 Listen for the birds feeding on the shores nearby as we pack our boats and launch into the water. As we leave our cars behind, kayaking out on a clear day we will see the giant reach of Mt. Baker glowing to our east, keeping us company while we enjoy the ride. Our first night out will be spent camping on the beautiful remote area of Lummi or Clark Island (depending on tides/weather). Relax, explore and enjoy camp while dinner is prepared for you by your wonderful guides.
Day 2 Wake up to the sound of the water and the birds chirping through the Madrona tree’s with a hot cup of coffee or tea in hand. Today we will paddle south around Carter Point (the southern end of Lummi) and head north around the point. That’s right, we don’t have to go back to where we came from, we can keep exploring (weather permitting)! Soak in the magic of Carter point and the intertidal diversity as we skirt around the rocks edges. Gliding along the 2,000+ vertical foot cliffs as we paddle the west side of Lummi, the shadows of Orcas, Cypress, and Clark Islands dance back over Rosario straight or vice versa. Keep your eyes peeled, you never know what salty water creatures we might find!
We will cover apprx. 10-12 miles of paddling on our last day and end our adventure at Legoe Bay, a private access for Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures, where you will then be transported back to Gooseberry Point to your vehicles. Or, stay on the Island, enjoy the small village and walk on the passenger ferry when you’re ready to return to the mainland. This is a short but adventure packed 2-day sea kayaking trip! Option to extend to a 3 day or shorten the paddle by keeping it as an out and back trip to Gooseberry Point.
Optional Day 3 For our 3 day trip we will camp on both Lummi and Clark Island, weather and tides depending on order in which we stay. By adding your 3rd day, get ready for lots more exploration. Extending to add both islands is one of our favorite routes!
*Lots of custom options for 2-3 day adventures, please email or call with questions or to set up your custom adventure!
- Tandem fiberglass sea worthy sea kayaks made here in Washington State
- Werner Sea Kayak paddles (also made in WA)
- Spray Skirts
- Bilge pumps and other kayaking related safety equipment
- Professional & fun sea kayak guide to assist in your adventure!
- Lunch Day 1 though Lunch on last day
- Morning Coffee/Tea (unless otherwise discussed)
*Moondance is dedicated to high quality sea kayak adventures. We adhere to a 1 (guide) to 6 guest ratio to ensure safety and attention to detail. If you have any special needs or concerns about you or someone in your group, please don’t hesitate to ask. We also love customizing adventures for groups! Contact us to inquire how we can help make your group outing unique and special.
A detailed gear list will be sent to you upon booking your trip, but here is a little about what you can expect…
- Personal Clothing and Footwear
- Personal Toiletries
- Brimmed Hat and Warm Hat
- Tent (with a good rainfly)
- Sleeping Bag
- Sleeping Pad
- Small camp chair (optional)
- Lunch for yourself on the 1st day
- Personal water bottle
Our multi-day sea kayaking tours are best suited for folks in reasonably good shape as we often can paddle 8-12 miles in a day. Although extremely rare, in case of an accidental capsize, it is best if you are able to tread water and do not have a heart condition as the water can be extremely cold. All our guides are trained professionally on rescues and although proficient in the task, for safety we need to know you will be able to help assist your guide in re-entering your boat by following their instructions with a good bill of health and moderate strength. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions regarding any requirements. All guests will sign a liability waiver and health form prior to multi-day trips. Helping guides move boats sometimes is necessary and we thank you in advance in assisting if you are willing and able to do so. If this does not sound like the trip you signed up for please get ahold of us immediately so we can customize a trip that sounds right for you.
In order to keep the trip cost down we ask that you pack your own camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, etc) but we realize not everyone has their own. If you need to rent equipment from Moondance please contact us about rental availability.