Suquamish to Keyport

Enjoy the scenic views, a bit of history and the current flow through Agate Pass and the entrance to Liberty Bay.


  • The Suquamish boat ramp can be used to launch at any tide level.
  • Preferred parking is across the road on Suquamish Way.
  • Restrooms in Suquamish are seasonal porta-potties. There are restrooms in Suquamish for paying customers at Bella Luna’s.
  • Walk west up Suquamish Way a short distance to visit Chief Seattle's grave and learn about the tribe's history at Old Man Park.

on the water

Old Man House, ½ nm south of Suquamish, is a pleasant stopover. It is 50 yds north of the Agate Pass pilon. However, the restrooms there are permanently closed. There is an exhibit there.

Porta-potties available at Keyport boat launch. Landing is good at any tide.


  • During Chief Seattle days, consider doing this trip in reverse, which allows you to view the festivities but avoid parking congestion in Suquamish.
  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak III
  • Length: 10.0 nm
  • Land Manager: The Suquamish Tribe
  • Parking Permit Required: Indian Reservation
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • MapTech Oak Bay to Commencement Bay No. 102

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