Eld Inlet


Sea Kayak - Eld Inlet

Student paddle from Boston Harbor to Eld Inlet's Frye Cove designed to enhance paddlers' skills as well as give them an opportunity to observe intertidal marine life and shellfish farming operations.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

On Saturday, May 21, we will meet at Boston Harbor at 10:00 AM and  launch at 10:30 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 moderate
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  • Distance:  8 nm
  • Pace: easy

We will launch from Boston Harbor at 10:30 and head for  Cooper Point and Eld  Inlet.   In Eld, we'll paddle south along the picturesque Cooper Point shoreline.   There will be a minus low tide on this trip which will enable us to observe intertidal marine life.  From our boats, we will briefly visit shellfish farms where oysters, manila clams, and geoduck are farmed.   After visiting beautiful Green Cove, we'll paddle over to Frye Cove county park where we'll have lunch.   On the return to Boston Harbor, we'll paddle north along the Steam Boat Peninsula and from there make the crossing to Boston Harbor.  When we reach Boston Harbor, paddlers desiring to practice strokes and rescues will be given the opportunity to do so.   This is an experience paddle for recent graduates of the Olympia branch’s basic sea kayaking course and they will be given first priority in registering for the paddle.     Immersion gear is required.  This trip requires the leader's permission for registration.     Anyone desiring to go on this trip should contact Tim Burke at tpnl@comcast.net.


Eld 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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