Eagle Harbor to Port Blakely

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Sea Kayak - Eagle Harbor to Port Blakely

Round trip paddle from Eagle Harbor to Port Blakely. Plan to stop at Pritchard Park with a 5 minute walk over to the Japanese Memorial on way back from Port Blakely. If its a nice day we may also stop at Blakely Rock which will be mostly covered by the tide.

  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 12 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.0 kts
  • Pace: Moderate

Meet at 10:30am at the Eagle Harbor Park boat launch, Bainbridge Island. Launch at 11:00am

Expect to return around 3:00pm

 

Bathrooms available at the launch point.

After dropping off kayaks, cars will need to drive to Bjune road and park in the Park parking, there is a sidewalk down to the boat ramp. There are only a few spaces for trailers right at the ramp.

If the waves are light  we might paddle over to Blakely Rock on the way, most of it will be covered by the tide.

Plan to stop at Blakely Harbor Park for snack/ lunch before we start heading back.

Paddling back we will stop at Prichard Park, and for those that are interested take a short 5 minute walk up to the Japanese Memorial and 20-30 minutes to experience it.

If it is too windy or wavy, we can still paddle around the Harbor, and make it to Prichard Park for a good 5 mile paddle.

After we load up there are several coffee shops, deli's and restaurants across the street from the Park if there is interest in getting together after the paddle.

Books/Charts: Kayaking Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands, NOAA 18474, SeaTrails WA 202.

 

Route/Place

Eagle Harbor to Port Blakely


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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. Dry suit

 

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