Carr Inlet


Sea Kayak - Carr Inlet

Carr Inlet paddle to Cutts Island and Minter Creek

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 12 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Pace: 3 kts

We will meet at the Purdy Spit boat launch at 8:30 am, with a launch time of 9:30 am.

Join me on this 12 nm fall paddle around Carr Inlet.  We will launch from the Purdy Spit boat launch and paddle to Cutts Island for lunch.  After that, we'll cut across the inlet to explore the length of Minter Creek (and hopefully see some migrating salmon!)

Dry suits required -- be sure to bring a rain coat for our lunch stop.

Participants should be able to paddle 12 nm at a pace of 3 kts, should be comfortable paddling in winds of up to 12 kts and wind waves of up to 2 feet. 

Afterwards, we can head to Massimo's Bar and Grill for a snack if you are interested.



Carr Inlet

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These eight 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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