Blake Island


Sea Kayak - Blake Island

Leave Friday Evening, kayak from Fort Ward, Bainbridge Island to Blake Island and spend the night camping on the island. Kayak back in the morning.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2.0 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: Moderate (2.7 to 3.3 kts)

Meet at 4:30 pm at the  Fort Ward boat launch area , Bainbridge Island

Load boats with camping gear and Launch 5:00 pm.

expected arrivial about 7:00 pm Blake Island.

Camp at water trails campsite in State Park area. Campsite fee $12.

Depart Blake Island about 10:00 am Saturday

Expected  arrival time around noon Saturday, Fort Ward.

Weather dependent crossing to and from the Island. Forecast will be reviewed.

It is possible leaving schedule from the island could be postponed if unforeseen wind/wave conditions come up.

If you have interest in cooking a group dinner let me  know and if there is enough interest we can plan a group dinner.

Dry suite required.


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 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. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
  9. Dry suite required
  10. Bring camping gear and food for the night on the island.
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