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Sucia Island

Among the northernmost of the San Juan Islands, this horseshoe-shaped island is accessible only by boat.  Outer Island offers day trips for those adventurers who would like to discover the island leaving from the north shore of Orcas Island and from the mainland in Bellingham from Hotel Bellwether.

Sucia Island State Park is a 564-acre marine park with nearly 15 miles of shoreline and features 10 miles of well-maintained hiking trails. Because of the unique shape of the island, most of these trails hug the coast and offer breathtaking views of the rugged shoreline and odds are good that you will see seals, sea lions, and a wide variety of birds.

Departs from Orcas Island

Departs from Bellingham

Outer Island Excursions is formerly the home of the Sucia Ferry. We have transitioned from a per-person fixed schedule service to custom trips with flexible times to accommodate any group size and trip duration. Find out more about our water taxis or contact us directly at (360) 376 - 3711

A water taxi from Orcas to Sucia starts at $200 one way for a party of up to 6.

Water taxis to Sucia directly from the mainland Anacortes starts at $500 one way.

Sucia Island Kayak Tour
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Hop on our high speed powerboat out to Sucia Island State Park. Get away from the typical tourist crowds and off the beaten path out to this pristine paradise with infinite options for adventure. Sucia is home to many coves and bays peppered with beaches, caves, reefs, and its famous fossil beds. Highly regarded as the most desirable kayak destination in the San Juans, our knowledgable guides will make this trip an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.

  • $199 per person

  • Suitable for Moderate to Advanced Kayakers

  • Ages 13+

  • 9:30 am Departure, ~4:30 pm Return

Departs from Brandt's Landing Marina

in Eastsound on Orcas Island

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Sucia Island Day Trip

Embark on a high speed power boat ride to Sucia Island and spend the day exploring the many coves and rocky shores of this remote State Park. Renowned for fossil beds, stunning sandstone formations, and abundant wildlife, there are over 10 miles of trails to explore. After the adventure of a lifetime return to Hotel Bellwether's dock. 

  • $199 per person, Lunch included by Lighthouse Pub & Grill

  • Groups of 5 to 20 people

  • Every Friday in Summer

  • 9:30 am Departure, ~4:30 pm Return

Departs from Hotel Bellwether's Dock

in Bellingham on the mainland

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Sucia Island FAQs

  • Sucia Island Kayak Tours and water taxis depart from our location at Brandt's Landing Marina, Eastsound WA 98245

  • Sucia Island Day Trips and water taxis depart from Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225

  • The ride to/from Sucia Island typically takes 20 minutes from Orcas Island 

  • The ride to/from Sucia Island typically takes 1 hour from Bellingham

  • ​The Outer Island Office has NO information about availability on the island of campsites or water.  Please contact the Washington State Parks for more details.

  • No provisions are available on Sucia Island.  You must bring what you need with you.  ​​

  • Each passenger is allotted a single large bag. Contact us if you are bringing large coolers, camping equipment, or any other recreational equipment.

  • Kayaks:  Be extremely cautious when kayaking at Sucia Island. It is critical to know how to read the nautical charts and the tide current charts as well as have accurate and up to date weather reports. Tide rips and sudden gusty winds can come up quickly and surprise you.  There are no rescue services on the island.  Any guests concerned about kayaking should instead join our Full Day Sucia Kayak Tour 

  • Kayak Rentals are available through Outer Island.  Kayakers cannot paddle alone. Reservations are required.

  • E-bike rentals are available through Outer Island.  Reservations are required. No charging stations are available on Sucia Island.

  • Camping is available on a first come, first served basis. The park has 60 standard campsites, four reservable group camps, four picnic shelters, potable drinking water at Fossil Bay early April through September, Echo Bay and Shallow Bay May through September and composting toilets.

  • Dogs are welcome on Sucia on private water taxis. They must be leashed and well behaved during transport.

  • Cell phone coverage is spotty on the island.  Please plan accordingly. 

  • Washington State Parks maintains 10 miles of hiking trails on the island which makes Sucia Island very friendly and appropriate for those seeking a land focused exploration.

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