Eagle Harbor to Port Blakely


Sea Kayak - Eagle Harbor to Port Blakely

Student Paddle for 2023 Sea Kayak Course participants (any branch). Rental boats available at launch site.

  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1.5 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.5 kts
  • Pace: 2.5 nm/hr

Meeting place and time

Meet:  9:00

Launch: 10:00

Location:  Bainbridge Island City Dock, 301 Shannon Dr SE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Parking is tight in that area.  You can unload boat and gear at ramp and then will need to find street parking (probably paid).  It may be a 3-4 block walk so plan on that amount of time in your preparations.

Check Ferry Schedule and make sure you arrive in plenty of time for the launch.

This is a casual paddle primarily designed for 2023 Sea Kayak Basic Course Students (any branch) however others may participate if space is available. This trip doesn't have much current to deal with however the wind can be problematic. 

We'll launch from the city dock/boat ramp, paddle out to Blakely Rock (not Blake Island). Depending on wildlife activity/proximity and beach area available we may or may not stop.  After Blakely Rock we'll paddle into Port Blakely for a lunch stop (pack your own) at the remains of the old steam generating plant.  On the way back, weather and time permitting, we'll stop at the Bainbridge Island Japanese/American Exclusion Memorial before returning to the dock around 3PM.

Kayak rentals are available from Exotic Aquatics. Contact them prior and reserve on your own:  https://www.exoticaquaticsscuba.com/kayaking


Eagle Harbor to Port Blakely

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. Drysuit
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