Blake Island

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Sea Kayak - Blake Island

Good intro to kayak camping. Learn how to pack and paddle your sea kayak and spend the night on one of Puget Sound's most beautiful gems, Blake Island.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

Details available with leader's permission

Blake Island overnight, SK III.  If you don't know how or what to pack efficiently for a sea kayaking trip, now is your chance.  If you already do, this can be a good opportunity to check your equipment before starting a longer voyage.  Learn also how to safely navigate a major shipping lane. Plenty of hiking trails and one of my favorite beaches on this quiet  island with eagles, raccoons and deer.  Camping fees will apply. Wood must be paddled in if fires are permitted. Optional dinner at Tillicum Village. Immersion wear required and you must be able to paddle for 3 miles with a loaded boat at a minimum of 3 kts, regardless of conditions.  Limit 4.

Route/Place

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
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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. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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