From Big Bay paddle to the SW arm of the bay and portage the hump between Big Bay and Neketa Bay. During high tide, it is a very short, easy portage. (The hump floods completely over during tides larger than 15 ft*.) At low tide, the portage is longer and muddier. Paddle SW out of Neketa Bay. At the entrance, head north. Follow the shoreline to Eagle Cape, then paddle west into Big Bay. This loop can be done in either direction and takes 3 to 5 hours. Be cautious when paddling along the outer coast, especially at Eagle Cape.
*Tide heights have been adjusted as per Shuyak correction factors.