Sea Kayak - Blake Island


Sea Kayak - Blake Island

Overnight sea kayaking conditioner from Pt. Defiance to Blake Island and back.

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  • Sea Kayak III+, Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 33.0 nm

Launch from Point Defiance boat launch at 9 AM, July 3rd. 

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.

  • Difficulty: SK-3 plus, possibly up to a SK-4.
  • Wind: Up to 15 knots
  • Waves: less than 3 feet
  • Route:Pt Defiance boat launch to Blake island via Colvos Passage, overnight on Blake at water trails site, and return following day.
  • Distance:  Approximately 33 nm round trip
  • Pace: Moderate

This will be paddled as a "conditioner" meaning the pace will be kept moderate.  The paddle will take place rain or shine.  If the forecast is dubious, we may have a car shuttle set up from Manchester Boat Launch.

There is a fee ($12 per person) to camp at the water trails site.


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 essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required.

  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. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
  9. Camping equipment, food, water, camp fees.
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