Harper Estuary to Blake Island near Seattle in Washington in 4K UHD with Aerials

A self-supported trip created by PresenceVideography

Trip Overview

Highlights of kayaking trip to Blake Island west of Seattle with video in 4K UHD including spectacular aerials. See video on YouTube.com and specific highlights at the timestamps below:
0:09 Location of Blake Island in the Pacific Northwest and Kayaking Route and Distance
0:33 Launching at Harper Estuary
0:49 Blake Island
1:03 Aerials near Southworth, heading to Blake Island
1:52 Panoramic aerial of Blake Island in Puget Sound morning mist
2:03 Aerial of Southworth Ferry
2:09 1 mile kayak crossing to Blake Island
2:35 Kitsap Fast Ferry with Olympic Mountains
2:54 Arriving Blake Island, Bull Kelp Beds
3:13 Rounding South Point
3:24 Deer on beach at Blake Island
3:47 Kayaking to Tillicum Village on Blake Island
4:10 Arriving Tillicum Village
4:21 Seattle view from Tillicum Village
4:33 Kayak Rentals at Tillicum Village
4:38 Marina at Tillicum Village
5:24 Campsites - Main Loop
5:50 Paddling into the Marina at Tillicum Village
6:40 Arriving at North Beach
6:52 Panoramic aerial view of Blake Island and Tillicum Village
7:07 Blake Island Fast Ferry Heading to Seattle
7:52 Dungeness Crab
8:10 Blake Island - West Beach
8:16 Osprey
8:42 Arriving at West Beach
9:10 Swimming off West Beach
9:28 Campsites - West Loop
9:41 Campsites - Cascadia Marine Trail
10:11 Aerial over West Beach and Seattle
10:28 Overhead aerial of West Beach
10:44 Panoramic aerial of Blake Island with Seattle background
11:14 Kayak crossing from Blake Island West Beach to Harper Estuary
11:23 Arriving Harper Estuary
11:32 Panoramic aerial of Harper Estuary and Harper Pier
11:52 Aerial returning to Harper Estuary

Overall a great kayak trip that can either be done as a day trip or overnight camping. For those new to kayaking you can take the Argosy fast ferry from Seattle to Blake Island and rent kayaks right at Tillicum Village to paddle around the island.

Happy kayaking!

Safety Notes

Check currents, although typically not that strong between Harper Estuary and Blake Island. Check tides ... avoid Harper Estuary at low tide to avoid mud flats. Check winds.

Gear Notes

Perception Captiva 16ft sea kayaks.


Calm winds, gentle currents, around high tide. A 10 / 10 day! this is the kind of day kayakers live for :-)

Portage Notes


Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 8/28/2021
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Water Type: Open Water/Ocean

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