Paddle Bainbridge is a 6.4 mile fully supported day paddle with views of the Cascade and Olympic Mountain ranges, the Seattle Skyline, Mount Rainier, Puget Sound islands and wildlife, this trip is one of our favorites!
We have simplified this paddle over past years. We are now using the stronger outgoing tide at the narrows of Agate Pass to assist paddlers on the route. The distance is shorter by 2 miles.
Paddlers may use their own equipment or rent a kayak or a stand-up paddleboard from us. If you rent from us, we'll bring all the equipment to you on the day of the event. Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals are available and will be delivered and picked up at the event for your convenience.
*Paddlers should expect a decent amount of physical activity and excursion. We classify paddle Bainbridge as suitable for all skill levels since we mitigate risk and conditions are generally calm. Paddlers still need to be able to paddle for up to 3 hours at a time.
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What to Expect
Where to Meet and Time (subject to change often)
Where does the Paddle Start:
Timeline (subject to change often):
When is the shuttle?
If you are shuttling your own gear before the tour?
Take your gear to Dock Street. We will be setup at the end of the street. Drop your gear and any other participants and return to Fay Bainbridge park for the shuttle starting at 8:30am.
If we are shuttling your gear?
Meet us at Fay Bainbridge Park and park your vehicle. Go to check in. Your gear will be loaded on our trailers and taken to the put in. Boats are loaded 3 to a rung on the trailer. If you rather, please shuttle your boat before the tour and meet us at Fay Bainbridge for the shuttle.
If you are taking our shuttle.
Meet us at Fay Bainbridge Park and park your vehicle. Go to check in and take the shuttle to the waterfront park.
If you are renting gear?
Meet us at Fay Bainbridge Park, your gear will already be at the put in. Go to check in and take the shuttle to the putin.
What Time Will It End?
We will end around 2-3pm.
What To Bring – Paddle Bainbridge Tour
(We paddle in Light Rain. We do not paddle in high winds or lightning if avoidable)
Recommended Paddling Gear for those bringing their own boats:
Recommended Paddle Clothing:
* Recommended Clothing will be a function of risk. Consider: Water Temp, Air Temp, Sea State, our proximity to shore, Current, Paddler Experience, Group Experience to name a few. The higher the risk the paddle for the day the more important thermal protection like Neoprene or a dry suit become. Please let us know if you have any questions about what to wear.
Tipping your guides are always a nice gesture for excellent service.
Fay Bainbridge Address: 15446 Sunrise Dr NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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Stand-up paddle-boards, single kayaks and double kayaks are available to rent for the event. All rentals include individually fitted personal flotation device and paddle. Kayak rentals include a bilge pump and paddle float. A short lesson or refresher is also included with each rental, as well as help with fitting of all equipment. All rental equipment will be delivered to and picked up from the event by us.
Phone: (360) 297-4659
Olympic Outdoor Center
32379 Rainier Ave.
Port Gamble, WA 98364