Sea Kayak - Bainbridge Island Circumnavigation


Sea Kayak - Bainbridge Island Circumnavigation

Starting Friday Morning from Fort Ward, kayak clockwise around Bainbridge Island. Spend the night at Fay Bainbridge Park on Friday night. Continue around the Island, stopping for lunch and arriving back to Fort Ward Saturday early afternoon.

  • Sea Kayak III
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 22.0 nm
  • Maximum Waves: 2.0 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.5 kts
  • Pace: Moderate (2.7 to 3.3 kts)

Meet at 9:45 AM Fort Ward Park,  Bainbridge Island , Lower area by boat ramp.

Bathrooms and Parking at the site.

Load overnight camping gear and prep kayaks

Launch at 10:30 Am.

Lunch at Port of Brownsville

Camp at Fay Bainbridge Park, Bainbridge Island

Saturday Morning Launch 9:00 am

Lunch Saturday (Prichard Park or Port Blakely)

Trip Concludes at Fort Ward (guessing around 2:30 pm)

This trip includes and overnight camp, once the signup is complete we can coordinate for dinner together as a group. Breakfast and lunches will be on your own.  Fay Bainbridge  park is a former state park location and has nice facilities for bathrooms, potable water is available (but not right at camp site).  

Be sure and bring your tent, sleeping bag, ground pad, food and cooking  stuff.

Camp fee is $7 per night per person.


Bainbridge Island Circumnavigation

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These eight essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Dress for immersion.  Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally. 

It is an overnight camp so bring all that stuff too. 

The camp fee is $7 per person. (we will all be fitting into the single water trails site, bring ear plugs as needed)

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