East Sand Island Kayak Trip

Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 from 8:30am to 12:30pm


Join Columbia River Kayaking for a trip around east Sand Island, the westernmost island in the Columbia River, with views out to Cape Disappointment and the Pacific. East Sand is famous for being the site of the world’s largest caspian tern colony (up to 19,000 birds) and world’s largest double-crested cormorant colony (currently about 25,000 birds).East Sand has recently had the Pacific coast’s largest brown pelican roost, with over 5000 individuals gathering in the post-breeding season. Although nesting season will be over by the time of our paddle, the bird activity will not. Most of the pelicans should still be present, as well as flocks of shorebirds, waterfowl, gulls, thousands of cormorants, and often a surprise or two. Enjoy the spectacle of paddling among thousands of birds. Paddling distance: approximately 5 miles. Meet at Port of Chinook (Port of Chinook, 743 Water Street, Chinook, WA) at 8:30 AM Saturday, September 29. We will return by about 12:30 PM.

This tour is weather dependent; depending on conditions, we may stay on the protected side of East Sand Island. Limited to twelve participants; for $69 (not including general admission) they are are providing kayaks and all associated equipment, including paddle, pfd, and spray skirt. This tour is unique in that you must register for the tour ONLY by contacting Columbia River Kayaking at info@columbiariverkayaking.com or 360-747-1044. You must still purchase a Wings Over Willapa general admission for each participant here on the website.