Shoreline Aerial Photos Washington Department of Ecology. Clickable maps of the state’s coast lines. Choose an area and travel up and down the coast and see photos of the area from the 1990s.
Washington Coastal Atlas. This is powerful tool. Vintage photos from the 1940s to present. The atlas provides in depth information in visual and textual formats regarding past, present resources of the states shorelines. Good knowledge base.
Google Maps satellite views provide a good amount of clues about possible kayaking. Using the My Google Maps area you can create maps and get mileage from one point to another on the water. Very handy tool to gauge the distances between on island or another or how far you paddled during a particular paddling adventure.
Tide and Current Map of Puget Sound and surrounding areas. The map below shows the approximate location of tide and current predictions stations for the area around Washington State. Wind and wave activity at some of the Current listing.
Doug’s Kayaking Page. Features paddle routes in the Seattle Washington State Puget Sound and San Juan Islands. Maps with mileage and some information about currents etc. Not sure when the page was created but some of the put in and then getting out rates when last checked are double or quadruple the costs listed from the $5 to as much as $20 in some places per kayak.
Oregon Coastal Atlas Oregon’s Coastal Atlas including mapping tools, educational links and extensive public beach access information.
California Coastal Records Project. Coastal photographs from the Oregon border to the Mexican border.
Land Scope The conservation guide to America’s natural places.
Camano Island parks with innies and outties launch possibilities and current and future kayak camps.