Carr Inlet


Sea Kayak - Carr Inlet

Annual Cutts Island Bioluminescence and Barbeque

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Easy

We will launch from the Rosedale Road end in Gig Harbor, 4:00 p.m. We'll go to Cutts Island, have potluck dinner while the sun goes down- bring something!- then paddle back after dark [the long way]and check out the bioluminescence. [Hopefully it will be good this year.] We'll get back to the cars late. 

Dry suits are NOT required. You will want a headlamp, and you will need a steady, white "running light." [This is actually the light for a boat at anchor, but since we kayakers move so slow….. One of those "break and shake" glo sticks works fine- best maybe. Don't want it TOO bright, which is why I always pick as close to new moon as possible. 

This is a paddle pin trip.

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: easy
  • Wind: well, who knows?  High wind or rain will cancel.
  • Waves: see above
  • Route: line of sight
  • Distance:  2-3 nm- whatever
  • Pace: the slowest you've ever paddled since basic class

We'll paddle from Rosedale Road end to Cutts Island- and back!


Carr 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
  9. Food for the potluck
  10. headlamp
  11. glo stick or light
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