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 10. 2023, 10 AM to 2 PM.
Location: Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park Dock, 301 Shannon Drive NE
Event highlights will include:
Watch a Helicopter rescue demonstration over the water!
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, boating safety checks, boater education and enforcement of “No-Wake Zones” around Bainbridge Island.
Sign up to be a captain on the Emergency Flotilla or to be a Dock Host this summer. meet flotilla captains and watch them practice crew overboard recovery.
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. Bring your boat to the fair and get a free courtesy inspection from the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Pick up a few of the "IF FOUND" stickers for all your unregistered craft.
* More details soon--Learn about all the BIPRD Aquatic Programs on Bainbridge Island.
Meet City water resources staff to discover ways you may help water quality, then show off your skills and knowledge with the fun all ages game of Poop Toss.” https://www.bainbridgewa.gov/173/Water-Resources
Get your clean boater swag from Washington Sea Grant.
Try paddle boarding and kayaking with Exotic Aquatics Scuba and Kayaking. Staff will be offering free 20-minute demos from 10 AM to 12 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.
Pending-have some nautical items to get rid of? Bring them to the nautical swap meet sponsored by the Eagle Harbor Yacht Club.
Pending- 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.
Pending-Join Bainbridge Island Rowing for a free hands-on preview to learn more about the exciting sport of rowing!
Pending- Meet sailor Wendy Hinman, author of "Tightwads on the Loose" and "Sea Trials".
Pending--Meet your local Ham Radio club, the Community Emergency Response Team, and the Bainbridge Island Medical Response Team.
Tami Allen, Harbormaster