Boaters Fair: Saturday June 8, 2019 10 AM - 2 PM
Please join us at Boaters Fair!
We have lots of activities on deck at this FREE event for you and your family. Learn how to do knot-tying, come to the nautical swap meet, watch a helicopter rescue demonstration and tour all kinds of boats!
Date/Time: Saturday, June 8, 10 AM to 2 PM.
Location: Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park Dock, 301 Shannon Drive NE
Event highlights will include:
Learn about the Bainbridge Island Police Department's Marine Services Unit. Tour our 33-foot SAFE Boat, "Marine 8", that’s used for search and rescue missions, vessel assistance and environmental response, among others. You can also check out “Marine 11” – an 18-foot vessel that is often used for boating safety checks, boater education and enforcement of “No-Wake Zones” around Bainbridge Island.
Learn about knot-tying, cruise planning and vessel inspections with the Coast Guard Auxiliary who started the event to teach people about boating safety. The Flotilla 4-8 meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Strawberry Park. The public is always welcome.
New this year!!--have some nautical items to get rid of? Bring them to the nautical swap meet sponsored by the Eagle Harbor Yacht Club. While you are there, place your bid for one of three kayaks or the outboard at our public auction.
Watch a Helicopter rescue demonstration over the water!
Try paddle boarding and kayaking with Exotic Aquatics Scuba and Kayaking. Staff will be offering free 15-minute demos from 10 AM to 1 PM of the Eddyline kayak fleet and a selection of Pau Hana paddle boards, as well as a kayak safety class (or two, depending on demand). They will also have a kayak instructor on hand as well as their kayak guides to answer questions, teach general paddling strokes (as requested), inform participants, and demonstrate fun kayaking tricks.
New this year!!-- Experienced paddlers can join in the "Race to the Rock" at 10 a.m. from the dock to Blakely Rock and back. Pre-register for this race through Exotic Aquatics Scuba and Kayaking.
Join Bainbridge Island Rowing for a free hands-on preview to learn more about the exciting sport of rowing!
Meet sailor Wendy Hinman, author of "Tightwads on the Loose" and "Sea Trials".
Learn about all the BIPRD Aquatic Programs on Bainbridge Island.
Be part of the Orca Mural. Put on black clothing and grab your black umbrella, we’ll mobilize into a pattern that, from the air, will form the picture of an Orca. Drone photo/video will capture that image and help spread the word of how our Orcas and our Salmon really need help right now.
Meet City water quality staff and members of the Marine Access Committee.
Get your clean boater swag from Washington Sea Grant.
Tami Allen, Harbormaster