Kingston, Northern Bainbridge Island & Liberty Bay


Sea Kayak - Kingston, Northern Bainbridge Island & Liberty Bay

Agate passage current assist from Brownsville to Fay Bainbridge Park and back. Long lay-over at the park.

  • Sea Kayak III/IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 15.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 4.2 kts
  • Pace: 2.5-3.0 kts

Meet at the Port of Brownsville.  Be ready to launch at 9:00 a.m.  There will be a short pre-launch gathering at 8:45 a.m.

We will launch from the beach to the left of the boat ramp and marina dock.  I recommend parking  along Ogle Road NE or the large parking lot across the street and wheeling your kayak to the beach.  I believe the parking if free.  I will have two sets of wheels  to share.   The boat ramp will most likely be very busy with power boats  on a Sunday morning.   

There are restrooms at the marina.

Read carefully, there is a long lay-over at Fay Bainbridge park waiting for the currents to shift.

We will paddle north from the launch point and head into Agate passage with about a 2 kt ebb current.  I expect to arrive at Fay Bainbridge park around 11:30 a.m. 

I recommend bringing something to wear other than your dry suit to keep warm and dry or to enjoy the sun.  We will be at the park for 2 1/2 hours.  Bring lunch, a book, binoculars,  a beach towel or anything you might need to entertain yourself.   If the weather is really lousy, I will cancel.  If the weather is good, it should be a great day at the beach.

On our return, the flood current in Agate passage is predicted to be 4.0 to 4.2 kts.  With the current assist, I expect to be back at the launch point around 4:30 p.m.

Dry suits required for the paddle.


Kingston, Northern Bainbridge Island & Liberty Bay

  • MapTech Oak Bay to Commencement Bay No. 102

    NOAA Puget Sound No. 18440

    MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    Sea Trails Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Bremerton and Liberty Bay WA202
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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. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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