Budd Inlet


Sea Kayak - Budd Inlet

We’ll be launching into Budd Inlet, the most southerly waters of Puget Sound. Expect to explore the many nooks & crannies. Assuming the paddling conditions are good, this trip should qualify as an Inlet Paddle Pin.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 12 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1.5 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: 2.5 knots +/-

We will launch from West Bay Park, (700 W. Bay Dr. NW, Olympia, WA, 98502) at 9:30 AM. There will be a short carry from the parking to the water. The rest rooms may not be available.

This trips is open to all kayak course graduates and equivalents, and qualifies as an experience paddle for kayak course graduation. Bring your boat, required gear and essentials, and be ready to launch from the boat ramp at Boston Harbor at 9:30 AM. Expect to return to the ramp around 3:30, +/-.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These eight 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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