Sea Kayak - Vashon, Blake & Bainbridge Islands


Sea Kayak - Vashon, Blake & Bainbridge Islands

Base camp on Blake Island with wandering deer, eagles and racoons while exploring for birds, seals, sea lions, porpoises and orcas around three very different islands in our own Puget Sound. You must have immersion wear and kayak camping experience. Fees will apply.

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  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 60.0 nm

TBA with leader's permission

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and plan to paddle in up to these conditions (view the sea kayak difficulties definitions on our Activity Types, Difficulties & Prerequisites page):

  • Difficulty: SK III+
  • Wind:  0-15 kts
  • Waves:  0-2+'
  • Currents: 0-5.5 kts
  • Distance:  15, 25.5, 19 nm
  • Pace: at times current assist

Vashon, Blake & Bainbridge Islands

  • 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 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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