An estimated 500 climate activists took to kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and even a solar-powered party barge on Saturday to tell Shell to get the hell out of Seattle. Rallying cry: #sHellNo!

The oil giant brought a huge drilling rig, the Polar Pioneer, to the city’s port on Thursday, over objections from the mayor, city council, and a whole lot of pissed-off Seattleites. Shell plans to use the port as a staging ground for oil drilling operations in the Arctic over the next two years. The kayaktivists made their objections clear — and made for a pretty spectacle against the blue-gray background of Puget Sound.

Polar Pioneer and kayaktivists
Greenpeace USA

 

 

Paddle In Seattle, sHell No
Greenpeace USA

 

 

kayak protest
N. Scott Trimble/Greenpeace USA

 

 

kayaktivists
Katie Herzog

kayaktivists
Katie Herzog

 

kayaks on Seattle shoreline
Greenpeace USA