Blake Island


Sea Kayak - Blake Island Marine State Park

Student paddle from Manchester boat launch around Blake Island and back to Manchester.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.5 kts
  • Pace: Leisurely

Manchester Boat Launch.  Time TBD.

This is a student paddle through the Tacoma chapter.  We will be practicing wet exits and self and assisted re-entries.  The paddle will leave from Manchester boat launch, cross over to Blake Island, circle the island before stopping for a break and heading back.  Open to mountaineers members only.  Prefer paddlers be vaccinated for Covid, as we will be practicing rescues.


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 three 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. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  2. Paddle
  3. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
  4. Dry suit required due to expected rescue practice.
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