Carr Inlet

Trip

Sea Kayak - Cutts Island

For the lucky few, join me on my first mentored paddle. The paddle launches from Fox Island boat launch around Cutts and Raft Islands then returns.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3.0

Meet at the Fox Island Boat Ramp at 8:30am for a 9:30am launch. 

There is no restroom facility at the launch.  Nearest facility is at the  Tacoma DeMolay Sandspit Nature Preserve, porta-potty, a three minute drive from the launch site.  

No parking fee to use the  boat launch.

This is a Mentored Sea Kayak III paddle.

The route travels ENE to Greed Point then North along the shoreline past Horsehead Bay to Cutts Island.  We will take a short 15 minute bio break  at Cutts then circumnavigate Raft Island followed by a lunch break on Cutts.  We will return following the same path.

Sea Kayaking Ten Essentials – required of all.

Immersion wear is required - dry suit.

Be prepared for  cold weather.

Route/Place

Carr Inlet


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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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