This blog covers trips from the book and other favorites. Contact Rob in Seattle: or 206-465-7167


Paddling Trips - Whidbey Island, Ebey's Landing, Trip #25

Ebeys Landing looking south to Admiralty Head
One of the new trips we added to the book is Trip #25 Keystone ferry landing to the Hastie Lake boat ramp on the west side of Whidbey Island.  I've hiked sections of this trip for years, paddling it is in itself another experience.  Strong currents, tide rips, and exposed wind and surf can make this trip treacherous or fun depending on the skill level of the paddler.  Some days the same stretch can be flat as a lake.  One of my favorite stretches is by Ebey's Landing, pics below.  Amazing views up the Strait, over to Port Townsend and north to the San Juans.

View from the bluff above Ebeys Landing

Learn more about my book Kayaking Puget Sound and the San Juans, 60 Trips. I also offer SUP and Kayak lessons available throughout the year at Salmon Bay Paddle. Questions about paddling on the Salish Sea, give me a holler anytime at or 206-465-7167

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