Sea Kayak - Suquamish to Fay Bainbridge Park

Pleasant paddle.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Sea Kayak II+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm

Meet in the parking area near the Suquamish boat ramp at 1000.  The parking area is near Bella Luna Pizza, 18408 Angeline Ave NE, Suquamish, WA 98392.

We will unload boats and gear and then park in a parking area that will not inconvenience the local businesses or the tribe.

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: SK II+; please ignore the "moderate" rating above;  this is a sea kayak trip and the difficultly rating is SK II+.
  • Wind: <12 kts
  • Waves: < 2 ft
  • Route: pretty darn straight forward
  • Distance:  8 nm
  • Pace: moderate

Bring a lunch to eat at Fay Bainbridge Park.  Hot soup would be good.

It will be cold.  Wear adequate insulation under your dry suit.  Wear warm gloves and head covering.  Bring a cag or some sort of windbreaker to wear at lunch.

Recommend bring a thermos of hot beverage.  


Suquamish to Fay Bainbridge Park

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
Trip Reports