Sea Kayak - Illahee State Park to Bainbridge Island

Casual paddle.

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  • Sea Kayak II+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

Meet at Illahee State Park boat ramp at 1000

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: SKII+
  • Wind:<10 knots
  • Waves:<1 foot
  • Route:
  • Distance:  8 nm
  • Pace: Moderate

We'll paddle from Illahee State Park across Port Orchard to Bainbridge Island, North along the shore of Bainbridge Island, then back across Port Orchard to the Port of Brownsville, where we will have lunch before returning to Illahee via the shore of the Kitsap Peninsula.

Drysuits required.  

Bring lunch or buy same at the Brownsville store.  Bring plenty of water.

Basic Sea Kayaking class students welcomed.

This is a mentored trip.  Contact Nelson Stansbury ( or 740-816-7781) for additional information or to register for the trip.  


Illahee State Park to Bainbridge Island

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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