Budd Inlet


Sea Kayak - Budd Inlet

Budd Inlet - Paddle for Olympia Sea Kayak Class students

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

Boston Harbor, Meet at 9 am

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: 2
  • Wind: 10 kn
  • Waves: 1 ft
  • Route: Budd Inlet
  • Distance:  8 nm
  • Pace: moderate

May 31st Sun – Budd Inlet (SKII, 9NM) Charts - NOAA 18448 or Sea Trails 205. Launch at Boston Harbor, cross to Cooper Point, head S., re-cross the inlet via Olympia Shoals, eat lunch at Indian Rd. County Park.  Then, follow the shore back to Boston Harbor.  The trip qualifies for the South Sound Inlets Paddle Pin. If desired we will take time to practice kayak skills, including rescues.  Preference will be given to Olympia Kayak Class students. Meet at 9 a.m.  Contact Jim Wilson 360-357-3593


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
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