Blake Island


Sea Kayak - Blake Island

A last chance student paddle to Blake Island.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Elevation Gain: 4 ft

We plan to depart from historic Manchester, but weather could change our plans.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: SK 2 +
  • Wind:10 kts
  • Waves:1-2 ft
  • Route:TBA
  • Distance:  8 nm
  • Pace: Easy

Are you a procrastinating Basic Class student needing a student paddle to graduate? This could be your last chance!

Come join us on a paddle from historic Manchester to Blake Island and Yukon Harbor. This paddle will meet all the requirements of a Tacoma chapter student paddle, including rescues. Immersion wear is required. If you are a newer paddler, you are also welcome, but students get priority. 


Blake Island

  • MapTech Oak Bay to Commencement Bay No. 102

    NOAA Puget Sound: Seattle to Bremerton No. 18449

    Sea Trails Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Bremerton and Liberty Bay WA202

    USGS Duwamish Head

    USGS Bremerton East
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven 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. Immersion wear required. 
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