Budd Inlet


Sea Kayak - Budd Inlet

Come out for a paddle in the dark, and be prepared for the presence and beauty of bioluminescencent algae.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 nm

Meet at Boston Harbor boat ramp with enough time to be ready to launch at 09:00 PM. This is a night time trip. For more information, contact Bob Burreson, 360-705-2055, reburreson@q.com. Prior registration is required.

Be sure to carry a headlamp & extra batteries, along with at least two chemical or battery powered light stick.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and plan to paddle in up to these conditions (view the sea kayak difficulties definitions on our Activity Types, Difficulties & Prerequisites page):

  • Difficulty: SKIII+, due to darkness 
  • Wind: 10 knots or less
  • Waves: 1' or less
  • Currents: 2 knots or less
  • Distance:  8 nm
  • Pace: 3 knots +/-

Higher sea and wind conditions may cause route reassessment. 



Budd Inlet

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. At least two chemical or battery powered light sticks.
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