Sea Kayak - Boston Harbor Vicinity


Sea Kayak - Boston Harbor Vicinity

Extending Olympia Branch's regularly scheduled summer paddles to Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Enjoy a late in the day and early evening paddle from Boston Harbor. 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.

  • Sea Kayak II
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 5.0 nm

There will be two launches, at Boston Harbor.  First at 3:30 PM and second launch at 5:30 PM.  Those who launched at 3:30PM  will return to Boston Harbor and may depart or join with the paddlers who launch at 5:30 PM. 

You must be competent with assisted and self rescues.  A light on your kayak, PFD or headlamp required for evening paddle.

Arrive allowing enough time to be prepared and on the water by time of launch.  Destination and pace to be adjusted to fit the group and weather conditions.  

Restrooms and limited parking are available near the boat ramp. 
A Discover Pass allows additional parking options at Boston Harbor


Boston Harbor Vicinity

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These nine 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
  9. A light on your kayak, PFD or headlamp required for evening paddle
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