Boston Harbor Vicinity


Sea Kayak - Boston Harbor Vicinity

Enjoy an evening paddle from Boston Harbor, this is one of the summer long series of Wednesday night paddles sponsored by the Olympia kayak committee structured to accommodate all Mountaineers Sea Kayaking Graduates. No need to sign up, just show up for some fun and socializing. Paddle South Puget Sound from Boston Harbor Marina toward or around Budd Inlet, Eld Inlet, Hope Island, Squaxin Island Passage, Peale Passage, Dana Passage and explore the many inlets and lagoons of the area.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 nm

We will meet at Boston Harbor Boat ramp ready for a 6 PM launch.  Please arrive allowing enough time to prepare to be on the water by 6 PM.  Destination and pace will be adjusted to fit the group and weather conditions at the time of launch.  Restrooms and limited parking available at the ramp, a discover pass allows additional parking options.

Wednesday evening paddles normally less than 6nm. Come out after work on Wednesdays and get a little on-the-water socializing, exercise, skills practice and “therapy”. These trips are open to all Kayak Course graduates and equivalents. They are not structured to be considered an “experience paddle” for course graduation. Bring your boat, required gear & essentials, and be ready to launch from the boat ramp at Boston Harbor at 6PM. Actual destination will be selected by group consensus under leader direction/discretion.


Boston Harbor Vicinity

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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