Sea Kayak - Port Orchard Bay


Sea Kayak - Port Orchard Bay

Tacoma Branch 2021 Basic Sea Kayak Student Paddle! We’ll Launch from Brownsville, we’ll hand rail the shoreline down to Illahee State Park, where we’ll have Lunch. Before leaving this area we will have an opportunity to do Self Recuses and Assisted Tee-rescuing; once we’re done playing. Its onto Bainbridge island where we’ll hand-rail the shoreline until reaching Fletcher Public Beach for short Bio-break then onto Brownsville.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Pace: 2.5

We’ll meet at Port of Brownsville, 10:00am 

 Be ready for beach talk at 10:45am and ready to launch at 11:00am

There are public rest rooms in this area

All Tacoma Sea Kayaking Student are required to have there Paddle Completion Sheets filled out and ready for discussion at lunch time.

Be sure to bring a lunch and something hot to drink.

There are very nice restrooms at Illahee State Park.

Proper Immersion clothing required!

Bring if you have them:

VHF Radio

a tow belt

Note there are not any rental equipment shops around this area!

Our Tacoma Branch Basic Sea Kayak Students will have first opportunity to register as participants before other Branch students will be allowed to register.

Besure to come with the Expectation of having a FUN day on the water with new friends!


Illahee State Park to Bainbridge Island

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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