Sea Kayak - Henderson Inlet


Sea Kayak - Henderson Inlet

Student paddle, preference to Olympia students. We will explore the Woodard Bay Creek refuge (out of season, of course!), for birds, bats and whatever else we can find above and below the water in pretty Henderson Inlet. You must furnish your own equipment and a Discover Pass is required for parking.

  • Sea Kayak II+
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 7 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 2+ kts

TBA with leader permission

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and plan to paddle in up to these conditions (view the sea kayak difficulties definitions on our Activity Types, Difficulties & Prerequisites page):

  • Difficulty: II - II+
    • Wind: 0-7
  • Waves: 0-1+
    • Currents: 0-2 kts
    • Distance: 8 nm
  • Pace:  2 - 3 kts

Henderson Inlet

  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445
  • See full route/place details.
  • Red Marker
    47.139099, -122.836560
    47.1390985 -122.8365603
  • Red Marker
    47.139099, -122.836560
    47.1390985 -122.8365603
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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