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Seattle’s Blake Island Marine State Park

Are you craving a day-getaway? Do you enjoy boating on the open sound? Are you craving and island-experience without the hassle of airfare and time-off? How about a complete PNW experience learning about the natives that once called Blake Island home?

Blake Island

Only accessible via personal watercraft or tour boat, Blake Island Marine State Park is a beautiful compilation of PNW history and inspirational fun. This Puget Sound refuge is a great place to engage with the area’s history.

Blake Island Marine Park showcases the Northwestern Coast’s Indian arts, culture and food. While it was once used as a camping ground by the Suquamish tribe, the area is how a hotspot, touristy attraction.

Sprawled across 1,127-acres, the island park offers five miles of shoreline “providing unobstructed views of the Olympic Mountains and the Seattle skyline.”

Barely reachable…

Being an island, Blake Island Marine State Park is only available via boat, whether tour or private. The northwest side features a small marine with mooring buoys though spots and spaces are limited.

So near Seattle, Blake Island is an ideal way to spend a day out of the city without driving your car. Disembark from the Seattle Waterfront, which is accessible via rideshare, light rail, or metro, and return at the same marina later in the day chock-full of experiences and fare.

  • 1,500 feet of moorage
  • 24 buoys
  • 30 amp electrical service available on docks

Activities and amenities…

With over one-thousand acres, Blake Island offers countless hiking and mountain biking opportunities, a sports field, and fishing and shellfish harvesting. While meandering through the forest of meadows, you might even spot a deer who sometimes swim from the mainland to the island from Manchester to the east.

  • 5 miles of bike trails
  • 8 miles of hiking trails
  • Boating
  • Clamming—license/permit required
  • Crabbing—license/permit required
  • Diving
  • Saltwater fishing
  • Beach and wildlife exploration
  • Sport courts (horseshoes and volleyball)
  • Fire circles (covered and uncovered)—firewood gathering is not permitted on the island.

Find the complete Blake Island brochure here.

What do the people think about Blake Island?

People love Blake Island. The journey is smooth to get there, whether you enjoy a private boat to the island or indulge in the Argosy Tour Cruise, known as the Tillicum Excursion, to the island.

Many are quoted call the island “breathtaking” and “beautiful”. They’re an amazing

Though many people love the island experience with a resounding 4+ star rating, some have brought up the inconsistency in their show experience. Since they change pretty regularly, it might be best to check before booking your excursion.

Or, if you’re only wanting a ride over, you can check out their passenger only rates. All rates can be found on their prices page located here for your convenience.

If you’re searching for a Northwest Weekend, look no further. Blake Island has what you’re looking for, whether it be educational opportunities, an amazing show, mouth-watering food, limitless outdoorsy activities, and more! Enjoy a half or full day away from the city with this excursion!


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