Eld Inlet


Sea Kayak - Eld Inlet

Fall exploration of Geoduck Beach and Mud Bay; a South Sound Inlets paddle pin trip!

  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 20.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2.5 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.5 kts
  • Pace: 3

Meet at Boston Harbor boat ramp with enough time to launch by 8:30a.

A Discover Pass is required to park.

There are restrooms at the launch.

We will return around 4-4:30p.

This will be a long day on Eld Inlet’s protected waters. We will cross from Dofflemeyer Point to Cooper Point and head south into Eld Inlet. We will explore Geoduck beach from Bushoowah-Alee Point south, then continue to Mud Bay. If the water level allows, we will explore some of McLane Creek south of US101.

This trip qualifies for the South Sound Inlets paddle pin.

Participants should be comfortable paddling in cool conditions where wind and waves could be a factor. Dry suit required.


Eld Inlet

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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