Most of our courses will meet at one of the two locations listed below. We will inform our guests of the meeting place at the time of booking, and we will let you know if anything changes prior to the class. However, Fidalgo Island is small and these locations are only about 10-15 minutes apart. If you arrive at the wrong location it won’t be much of an inconvenience for anyone. Thank you!

Deception Pass State Park / Bowman Bay

With the exception of multi-day expeditionary style courses most classes will be conducted in Deception Pass State Park. (Some classes may be conducted from nearby Skyline Marina. We will inform you of changes to the class locations. Thank you!)

We will meet in the parking lot at Bowman Bay on the north side of the Deception Pass Bridge. Some classes will launch from Cornet Bay on the south side of Deception Pass State Park, but we will inform you if that is the case.

(Approximately 90 minutes from Seattle; 1-hour from Bellingham)

Plan on purchasing a Discover Pass, or paying $10 for parking in Deception Pass State Park.

  1. Exit 230, Highway 20, head west towards Anacortes, San Juan Islands.
  2. WEST on Highway 20 for 11.5 miles, get in LEFT TURN LANE to continue on Highway 20, follow signs to Deception Pass and Oak Harbor
  3. Continue on Hwy 20 for 5 miles to ROSARIO ROAD, take RIGHT. (Pass Lake will be on your right at this point)
  5. LEFT at first stop sign, follow into dirt parking lot
  6. Look for our brown Kayak Shack near the trees.
  7. Washington State Parks require a Discover Pass for parking at Bowman Bay. You can purchase a day pass for $10 cash in Bowman Bay on the day of your trip; or you can purchase an annual pass for $35.

Skyline Marina

To our storefront in Anacortes

(Approximately 90 minutes from Seattle; 1-hour from Bellingham)

  1. Exit 230, Highway 20, head west towards Anacortes, San Juan Islands.
  2. Follow Hwy 20 SPUR into Anacortes
  3. Hwy 20 turns into COMMERCIAL AVE
  4. Follow COMMERCIAL AVE. into town
  5. CONTINUE straight towards 12th St
  6. Turn LEFT on 12th St, which will turn into Oaks Ave; continue straight
  7. Passing the ferry turnoff on your right, continue straight onto Sunset Ave
  8. Turn LEFT onto Skyline Way
  9. Drive down Skyline Way until you see the Skyline Marine Center on your left: it’s a big tan building with a red trim.
  10. Park outside and walk in through the double doors to check in with our staff in the office; we’ll show you where to find long-term parking.