Blake Island Kayak Excursions

July & August (friday - sunday)

So close to the hustle and bustle of the big city but a world apart... Blake Island is, in our opinion, the most unique Washington State Park with miles of trails to walk, beaches to comb and coastline to paddle. Vashon Adventures is thrilled to join Washington State Parks and Argosy Cruises with the addition of guided kayak excursions and hourly paddling during the summer. 


Argosy Cruises' Tillicum Excursion leaves Pier 54 on the Seattle Waterfront, transporting guests to and from Blake Island. The cruise offers spectacular views of Elliott Bay and all the majesty of the Puget Sound. Your adventure can be customized with box lunches, guided kayak excursions, the full Tillicum Excursion experience (NW inspired meal and Native American Story Telling show) and overnight camping options.  

Got your own transportation to Blake Island? Make your reservation to join our guided tour while you are moored at Blake or paddle by the hour to check out the water from a different vantage point.

Learn more about Blake Island

Guided Tours (10am-2pm)

  • We offer tandem kayaks for our tours

    • Families are welcome & children ages 10- 12 must paddle with an adult (younger children cannot participate in this activity but can participate in the hourly paddling option).

    • All skill levels are welcome. If you have questions, please email or call 206.259.3978

    • If you have an odd number of paddlers, we will pair you with a guide or another single paddler.

    • We provide all safety gear, including PFDs, paddle floats and pumps.

  • Argosy has created delicious box lunch options for our excursions. You can add lunch to your reservation or please bring your own lunch as we will stop on the beach to take in the views, stretch our legs, nourish and rehydrate.

  • Check out the different packages and reserve your adventure today with the Book Now button.

Prices vary based on package selection

hourly paddling (2:30pm-6pm)

  • Our kayaks are available for hourly rentals on the southeast beach near the marina - paddle around on your own and check out the island coastline.

  • Families welcome & children under 13 years of age must paddle with an adult.

  • We provide all safety gear, including PFDs, paddle floats and pumps.

  • Hourly paddling does not accept reservations.

Tandems $40/hour

camping & kayaking

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  • Spend the day kayaking and pitch your tent under the stars. Sounds magical, doesn't it? There are so many beautiful campsites on the island to choose from.

  • Once on island, you will need to complete the campsite registration and pay the fee to Washington State Parks. 2018 Campsite fees.

  • Bring your tent, gear and provisions for your stay.

  • Your Argosy ship will take you back to Seattle the next morning at 9:45am.

  • Reserve your adventure today with the Book Now button.

Pricing varies based on package selection



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