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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-05-2011, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Default Paddling across the border (US/Canada)

Anyone with experience with the logistics of doing this? I hope to paddle from the San Juans to the Gulf Islands and back later his summer. I have heard mixed reports about the ease of doing this. Any direct experience?

Thanks!

I spend most of my outdoor time in the Washington Cascades or the rivers/waters of BC and Washington
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-05-2011, 11:05 PM
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Should be the same as crossing the border on any boat. You need to report to customs when you arrive... look up where you can go... probably you can use a telephone reporting station.
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Get a good tide chart as there are some interesting currents betwixt the islands that may slam you into some other part of the islands. Not fun for beginners but wonderful for more experienced folk.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 07:45 AM
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Be advised that, due to a couple of individuals who decided to move some BC bud across the water, that kayakers are considered "suspect" by Customs officials in the San Juans. You may have your boat unloaded fully for a check when you check-in at customs.
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