Budd Inlet


Sea Kayak - Budd Inlet

Exploration of Budd Inlet - preference to Olympia Kayak Course students

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

9 AM at Boston Harbor

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: II
  • Wind: <= 10 kt
  • Waves: Possible rollers from south or southwest
  • Route:
  • Distance:  9 nm
  • Pace: Slow

We'll paddle from ... to ...Launch at Boston Harbor, cross to Cooper Point, head S. re-cross the inlet via Olympia Shoals. Then follow shore back to Boston Harbor


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
  9. Immersion Protection Recommended
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