Seattle Waterfront Kayaking in 4K UHD with Drone Aerials

A self-supported trip created by PresenceVideography

Trip Overview

Spectacular kayaking day trip from Magnolia all along Seattle waterfront with video in 4K UHD and stunning drone aerials, including highlights at the timestamps below. Full video on Great trip for intermediate and advanced paddlers. Limited parking at put in point. Get there early. Check winds and tides. Recommended for winds < 10 knots. Ideally want tides near high when putting in and pulling out to avoid long trek over beach tidal zone. Kayak trolley / cart recommended if you have one. Pick a clear day. Spectacular views all along this route!

0:00 - Intro
0:08 - Route from Magnolia to Seattle waterfront
0:24 - 32nd Ave West Boat Launch in Magnolia
0:47 - Aerial of Smith Cove
0:59 - Aerial of Seattle waterfront and Elliott Bay
1:16 - Aerial of Magnolia Park out to Elliott Bay
1:30 - Aerial over Smith Cove towards Seattle
1:46 - Heading southeast to Seattle waterfront
2:52 - Myrtle Edwards Park beach
3:25 - Olympic Sculpture Park
3:56 - Pier 70
4:05 - Port of Seattle
4:48 - Victoria Clipper
4:52 - The Edgewater
5:00 - Pier 66
5:22 - Bell Harbor Marina
5:38 - Pier 62
5:51 - Seattle Aquarium
6:06 - Seattle Great Wheel
6:12 - Seattle Skyline

Happy kayaking!


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Safety Notes

Check winds and tides.

Gear Notes

Perception Captiva 16ft sea kayak.


Light winds. Tide high on launch, but low on pullout so bit of a trek over the beach tidal zone to get kayak loaded back onto car! Kayak trolley / cart highly recommended.

Portage Notes


Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 5/2/2021
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddling
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Water Type: Open Water/Ocean

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