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Paddle Kitsap: Bainbridge to Poulsbo | August 1st, 2020

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Spectacular one day paddle from Fay Bainbridge Park to Poulsbo Waterfront Park Saturday August 1st. We will paddle through the Agate Pass on a strong incoming tide that will propel us to our destination. Read more 

Please Note:
Kayaks must be fully compartmentalized (bulkheads or flotation front & back). Those not renting will also need to bring a life jacket, bilge pump & paddle float.

Paddle Kitsap: Bainbridge to Poulsbo | August 1st, 2020

Explore a leg of the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails on this 8 mile paddle that Starts at Fay Bainbridge Park and ends at our rental facility in Liberty Bay, Poulsbo. All ages are welcome, we only require a sense of adventure and enthusiasm!

Not able to make it this time, but still want to have some fun out on the water? Click here for our Summer Calendar!

What's Included:

  • Professional Guides & Safety Boaters
  • Water & Snack Pack
  • $5 donation to Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails
  • Shuttle back to Fay Bainbridge Park


  • 11:30am - Check-in opens at Fay Bainbridge Park
  • 12:00pm - Mandatory Paddler Safety Talk
  • 12:30pm - Paddle Begins
  • 2:30pm - Rest Stop in Keyport
  • 4:30pm - Paddlers arrive at Poulsbo Waterfront Park
  • 5:00pm - Shuttle back to Fay Bainbridge Park

The fist leg of our journey is about 5.5 miles and should take about 2 hours; we will make our way across Port Madison and into Agate Passage to ride the incoming tide on our way to our rest stop in Keyport where we will hop out of the boats to stretch, use the facility and snag some goodies from the Keyport Mercantile. After we have had time to recharge in Keyport we hit the water for the final 2.5 miles into Poulsbo. We will still have the current pushing us and expect the last leg to take about an hour.

* Times are approximations and may vary depending on our group and conditions.

Where to Meet:

Fay Bainbridge Park: 15446 Sunrise Dr. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

A shuttle will be available to take you and your equipment back from Poulsbo to Fay Bainbridge after the event.

2020 Paddle Kitsap Sponsor:

Visit Kitsap Peninsula (VKP) is an economic development organization responsible for promoting the Kitsap Peninsula region to attract and educate travelers and planners that in turn generate retail sales and tax revenues for businesses and local, state and federal governments.

What to Wear:

  • Sun Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun screen & lip balm
  • Short Sleeve and Long Sleeve Synthetic Top
  • Synthetic Shorts or Pants 
  • Paddling Jacket & Pants
  • Neoprene Booties and/or Water Shoes 
  • Paddling Gloves
  • Dry Suit or Wetsuit (Optional but a good idea)

* 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.

What to Bring:

  • All electronics in waterproof cases
  • Change of clothes in dry bag
  • Paddle Leash
  • Spray Skirt
  • First Aid Kit

* We are providing bottled water and snacks but you will want to bring your own if you have allergies or specific needs.

Need to Rent Equipment for the Event?

We have single kayaks, double kayaks and stand up paddlebaords 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 OOC.

Note: Kayaks must be fully compartmentalized (bulkheads or flotation front & back) and seaworthy; no missing hatches or broken parts. Those not renting will also need to bring a life jacket, which must be worn at all times, a whistle, bilge pump & paddle float.