Carr Inlet


Sea Kayak - Cutts Island

This is a student paddle for Tacoma Basic. Paddle from Horsehead Bay Boat Launch, circumnavigate Raft Island, lunch on Cutts Island and return to Horsehead Bay.

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Elevation Gain: 5 ft
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: 2.0 knots

We will meet at 9:00 at Horsehead Bay Boat Launch and be ready  to launch at 10:00 am. Wheels will help get your boat to the launch. Parking is on the road above. There is no restroom at the launch so you should use the one at the park on the way to the launch.

This paddle is for students taking this year's Basic Class. Dry suits are required. If you are taking this trip as a student, you will be required to practice your wet exit, self rescue and assisted rescue. A hood and gloves would be beneficial. Bring lunch, snacks, and water/something to drink.


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. A dry suit with Appropriate clothing inside for the conditions encountered seasonally
  9. Deck lines on your kayak
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