My husband and I had the opportunity to do a kayak trip with our friends Beau and Kelsey this summer to Sucia Island in the San Juans. Both Darin and Beau were raving about how incredible the island was, and when we pulled up and found an idyllic campsite, Kelsey and I agreed.
Sucia Island is only accessible by private boat, and is a favorite among Washington boaters. We put in on Orcas Island and made the crossing to Sucia, with all our camping gear stuffed into our two double kayaks. Another family on the island who came by sailboat commented on how surprisingly roomy the kayaks must be, to be able to hold all our gear.
The waters around Sucia Island are teeming with wildlife. We saw many birds, seals, even otters and porpoises. While circling the island, we came across a seal colony, being sure to leave them distance but still gawking at how adorable the harbor seals were basking on the rocks in the sunlight with their pups.