Blake Island Kayaking & Camping, in 4K UHD with Drone Aerials

A self-supported trip created by PresenceVideography

Trip Overview

Highlights of kayaking and camping trip to Blake Island Marine State Park in Washington State, with video in 4K UHD with stunning drone aerials, see full video on YouTube, and several key highlights at the timestamps below. This is one of our favorite kayaking destinations in the Pacific Northwest, and is just a couple of hours drive from Seattle. It is also a great place to camp for an overnight kayaking trip. The island is fun to explore. Beautiful beaches on the west side. Also, 3 Cascadia Marine Trail campsites at the west beach. Highly recommended for kayakers that want to try camping as the Blake Island campsite has drinking water, flush toilets, showers, a cafe, and store. There is also a fast ferry from Seattle and kayak rental on the island at Tillicum Village for those that are just starting with kayaking, or just want to do a day trip around Blake Island and try out some of the latest kayak rental gear.

⏱️ Timestamps
0:00 - Intro
0:06 - Blake Island near Seattle and Bremerton
0:15 - Kayak Route and Distance
0:31 - Launch Point
1:10 - Lions Mane Jellyfish
1:20 - Southworth Ferry Terminal - Overnight Parking
1:56 - Part 1: Southworth to Blake Island
2:25 - Great Blue Heron
3:03 - Aerial of Blake Island
3:26 - Osprey
3:54 - Fried Egg Jellyfish
4:02 - Dungeness Crab
4:12 - Racoons
4:21 - Purple Sea Star
4:36 - Blake Island - Tillicum Village Campsites
5:43 - Picnic and Setting Up Camp
6:29 - Tillicum Village
7:08 - Aerial of Blake Island and Tillicum Village
7:28 - West Seattle View from Blake Island
7:42 - Part 2: Exploring Blake Island
8:06 - West Beach Campsites
8:28 - Cascadia Marine Trail Campsites
8:52 - West Beach
10:29 - Dinner at Tillicum Village
10:50 - Mt Rainier from Blake Island
10:59 - Blake Island Fast Ferry
11:29 - Pacific Harbor Seal
12:06 - Part 3: Tillicum Village to West Beach
12:53 - West Beach
13:16 - Aerials of West Beach and Blake Island
13:46 - Bremerton to Seattle Ferry
13:51 - Sea Lion
14:06 - Part 4: Blake Island to Southworth
15:00 - Closing Comments and Tips

🔗 Blake Island Marine State Park:
🔗 Argosy Cruises - Blake Island Fast Ferry:

Map Locations
🔗 Launch Point:
🔗 Southworth Ferry Terminal Parking:
🔗 Blake Island - Tillicum Village:
🔗 Blake Island - West Beach - Cascadia Marine Trail Campsites:

For many other great kayak trips in the Pacific Northwest check out our playlist:
🔗 Kayaking in the Pacific Northwest:

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Safety Notes

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Gear Notes

Perception Captiva 16ft sea kayaks with rudders.


Low tide, light currents and winds.

Portage Notes


Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 9/5/2021-9/6/2021
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddling, Kayak Fishing
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water, Open Water/Ocean

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