Carr Inlet


Sea Kayak - Carr Inlet

Student Paddle: From Horsehead Bay to circumnavigate Raft and Cutts Islands SK II/III rating

  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Elevation Gain: 9 ft

We will launch from the Horsehead Bay Boat Ramp, at the end of 36th St SW, Gig Harbor.

Meeting time TBD.

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:  Moderate
  • Wind: max 10 knots
  • Waves: < 1 foot
  • Route:  Carr Inlet
  • Distance:  8 nm
  • Pace:  moderate

This is a paddle for students in the Basic Class. We'll launch from Horsehead Bay Boat Ramp, explore the Bay and the west shoreline of Carr Inlet as we circumnavigate Raft and Cutts Islands.  Students will be required to practice self and assisted rescues.

Dry suits and kayaks with bulkheads and decklines are required.


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
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