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Sucia Island Tours

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.

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.

Sucia Island FAQs

  • The ferry ride departs from our location at Brandt's Landing Marina, Eastsound WA 98245

  • The ride to/from Sucia Island typically takes 15 to 20 minutes.  

  • Departures to Sucia Island are daily, with a 4 person minimum for the boat to leave the dock.  We will contact your party if there are any concerns about passenger counts in the spring/fall.

  • We begin checking in our Sucia passengers at 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM.  We cannot assist guests prior to that time.

  • ​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. Additional bags are charged at $10 per bag/cooler/pack of firewood/etc

  • Kayaks:  Be 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.  Rentals from Outer Island are transported at no additional cost.  ​

    • Personal Kayaks, Paddleboards, Bikes, etc are able to be transported.  Please include them when you check out.

    • DO NOT pack additional luggage inside of a personal kayak.  In order to safely transport them no extra weight should be in the kayak​

    • Kayak gear (paddles, PFDs, skirts, etc) are included in the the cost of transport. 

  • Dogs are welcome on board the Sucia Ferry.  They must be leashed and well behaved during transport

  • E-bike rentals are available through Outer Island.  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.

  • 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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Sucia Island Tours 

Hop on our high speed powerboat out to Sucia Island State Park. Sucia is one of the most incredible locations in the San Juans. Get away from the typical tourist crowds 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

Hike, Bike, or Kayak this unique archipelago on a day trip at your own pace or join a kayak tour with our experienced local guides.

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