San Juan Islands Sea Kayaking (Intermediate)

SRC Member: $350.00 Chinook Member: $350.00 Shared Facilites Member: $350.00 Non-Member: $650.00
ItemId: 189052

Schedule Sat 7:00 AM - 11:59 PM See description for location
Sun 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM See description for location
Mon 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM See description for location
Tue 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM See description for location
Wed 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM See description for location
Thu 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM See description for location
Fri 12:00 AM - 10:00 PM See description for location

Registration: Mar 16 2023 - May 22 2023

Class Dates: Jun 3 2023 - Jun 9 2023

Instructor(s): Jonathan (he/him)

Registration Closed


Join the ORC for an intermediate 5-day sea kayak expedition in Washington’s San Juan Islands. Advance your sea kayaking skills as you explore one of the most majestic and iconic locations in the Pacific Northwest. The San Juan Island archipelago ecosystem is populated by some of the most spectacular wildlife in the country. Each day we’ll adapt our pace and plans to navigate the tides and currents in the channels of the Salish Sea. With our camping equipment packed neatly into our boats, we’ll search for a new island (and campsite) to call home each night. The Pre-Trip Meeting will be held on Monday, May 22 at 5pm at the Outdoor Recreation Center and the Kayak Skills Pool Session will be Tuesday 05/23 and will meet at the Outdoor Recreation Center at 6:30pm and wrap up around 10:30pm (7pm-10pm in the pool). Trip cost includes: sea kayaks, dry bags, wet suits, and other boating gear, camping equipment, transportation, ferry to San Juan Islands, campsite fees, and trained adventure facilitators. Participants are expected to bring their own food and prepare their own meals. Given the duration and dynamic marine environment involved in this expedition, this trip is rated level 4, and is reserved for intermediate level paddlers (participants with previous kayak touring experience). If you have never kayaked before, please consider joining the ORC for any of our beginner-friendly kayak tours and/or clinics. If you have questions, please contact Level 4 Good physical condition is required, specific experience is required, and technical proficiency is highly recommended. • We will be paddling on a massive body of water with conditions that can change quickly. As such, previous kayaking experience is required. • This trip requires that participants are in good physical condition and are able to paddle about 10-15 miles/day, hike, camp, and live in a cold weather environment for 5 consecutive days. If you have any questions, please consult your physician. • At the pool session, participants must demonstrate proficiency in basic paddling skills without instruction and, after instruction, in wet exits, re-entry, and boat-over-boat rescues. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. If you need to cancel, please email Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.