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Kayaking Puget Sound

Mountaineers Books


by Rob Casey

Observe seabirds nesting on Protection Island off the Olympic Peninsula, circumnavigate Shaw Island in the San Juans, or view intertidal life in Canada’s Gulf Islands. The intercostal waters of the Pacific Northwest offer some of the most stunning scenery and marine life available to paddlers. From the protected coves and estuaries of south Puget Sound to the swift currents of Deception Pass and the bustling harbor of Victoria, this completely updated and expanded third edition offers detailed paddling information for kayakers, canoeists, stand-up paddlers, and anyone with a small craft.


Explore one of the World's Most Spectacular Shorelines

In this revised third edition of Randel Washburne's classic guide, 50 Trips: Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, and Gulf Islands, author author Rob Casey has updated information and added 10 new trips. The new edition also includes information for stand-up paddle boarders looking to tour northwest waters.

The 60-wide ranging trips featured in Kayaking Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands feature:

  • Camping logistics and paddling etiquette
  • Routes rated as protected, moderate, or exposed
  • New information for stand-up paddlers
  • Details on the region’s marine trails
  • A “Routes At-a-Glance” chart to choose a route for your level of fitness, skill, and available time
  • General logistics: preparing gear, finding launch sites, carrying kayaks or paddleboards onto ferries as a foot passenger, and much more!


Author Rob Casey
Title Kayaking Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands: 60 Paddling Trips Including the Gulf Islands
Edition Third Edition
Publisher Mountaineers Books
Publication Date June 1, 2012
Pages 287
Format Paperback
ISBN-13 978-1594856853


Seattle native, professional photographer, and kayak-and-stand-up-paddler teacher Rob Casey has been exploring the Northwest's waterways for more than a decade. He is the author of Stand Up Paddleboarding: Flatware to Surf and Rivers, also published by The Mountaineers Books.