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Tidal Currents Progression (Cattle Pass)

July 27 - July 28

Tidal Progression, kayak class in Deception Pass

The poets say that “variety is the spice of life” and we believe them. Kayaking in diverse situations is the most effective way to develop comprehensive skill sets. We will test our skills using multiple venues, helping us develop a more well-rounded ability to read water, react to changing conditions, and use our body, boat, and blade more effectively. This instructional course will explore the best tidal races that the San Juan Islands have to offer. Starting in Deception Pass we will practice using advanced paddling techniques to master the swift-moving water and incredible features. Afterward, we will take a ferry into the San Juan Islands to spend the remainder of the class working in our very favorite tidal race: Cattle Pass off Lopez Island. Prepare to have sore cheeks from so much smiling and tired arms from so much fun!

This is Part 2 of this course. Part 1 is attending our Deception Pass Clinic. The price above is for both courses combined.

If you feel that your skills are ready to take on this course, give us a call and we can make an assessment.

**You must inquire with us to sign up for this course**

Come on a journey to progress your rough water paddling skills in some of the best venues in the PNW. Increase your skills, confidence, and knowledge of the sea in this progressive course.


  • Paddle in multiple venues in the San Juans
  • Water reading skills
  • Tidal planning skills
  • Efficient paddling in rough water
  • Rescue skills

This course takes place on Lopez Island, requiring a ferry ride and 1 night of accommodation. Body Boat Blade will have a group site reserved at Spencer Spit State Park.


July 27
July 28
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San Juan Islands, WA
San Juan Islands
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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