Sea Kayak - Suquamish to Fay Bainbridge Park

Visit the place of clear saltwater

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  • Sea Kayak II+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm

Meet at the Suquamish Museum, 6861 NE South Street, Suquamish, at 1000 if you want to visit the museum and Chief Seattle's grave prior to the paddle.  Otherwise, meet at 1130 in the parking area for the businesses near the Suquamish boat ramp.  If you are unfamiliar with the area, aim at 18408 Angeline Ave NE, Suquamish (bella luna pizza).

We will drive a bit closer to the ramp and unload boats and gear and then park our cars out of the way before paddling off.

Optional visit to the Suquamish Museum prior to the paddle.  Entrance fee of  5$.

For the paddle, 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+
  • Wind: < 10 knots
  • Waves: < 1 foot
  • Route:
  • Distance:   7 nm
  • Pace: moderate

We'll paddle from Suquamish to Fay Bainbridge park -- perhaps poking our bows into inner Port Madison.  

We'll have food break at Fay Bainbridge park.

Drysuit required.  Bring plenty of insulation and something warm to eat / drink at Fay Bainbridge.

No toilets at the put in.  If you want a slice of pizza (or awesome salad) (we are, after all, meeting at 1130!) or a cup of coffee prior to the paddle, swing into bella luna pizza and use toilet while there.


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
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