Budd Inlet


Sea Kayak - Budd Inlet

Kayak upper Budd Inlet: SK-2+. Explorer the inner harbor and marinas. Work in your maneuvering strokes.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 nm

TBD. Most likely West Bay park. 

Let’s take a short excursion around the inner harbor of Olympia, exploring under the 4th ave bridge, Oly yacht club, Percival landing, then around KGY, to Swantown before making a stop at Preist Point park. Time permitting we’ll cross to explore west bay marina, or just return to our launch. This is the annual pre-Banff paddle. We will launch early, around 9 am with a plan to be done by noon or 1:00pm. Some will gather for a meal afterwards. Some planning to meet at 4, others at 3, to allow for adequate queueing time. SK2+. 

sign up with leader, Ron Jones. 360-359-3395

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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