The Club kayaking group has both scheduled and spontaneous paddles along the shores of Whidbey Island as well as the inland lakes. Different put-ins are scheduled on the island based on the tides, currents and weather for that day.
Whidbey Island Kayaking offers SWYC members a spring safety class for those who want to learn or refresh their kayaking safety skills. In addition to kayaking outings, social/educational meetings are organized. Guest speakers share their kayaking experiences on Whidbey Island and beyond.
The kayaking group is open to those who are just learning to paddle and to those who have been paddling for years. All are welcome.
Contact Us for more information and/or to join us!


The SWYC kayaking  group is off to a great start with a season of planned  kayaking trips.

Our 2023 season has already started with socials to plan out events and paddles.  Typically our  events run April  through September with organized kayaking events led by members of the kayaking group.   Those dates will be included in the monthly newsletter and are listed below, as they are confirmed.    If you are interested in kayaking with the club and receiving kayaking email announcements, please contact Katy Shaner or bilgerat@swyachtclub.org.

Kayak safety skills have always been important with our group for the safety of all.  Having had a safety class learning wet exit, self-rescue and assisted rescue –  and being comfortable with it –  is one of the expectations of kayaking with SWYC. For those interested in taking a class locally, Whidbey Island Kayaking, located in Langley, offers safety/rescue classes.


See Event Calendar for upcoming meeting dates!