Totten Inlet

Trip

Sea Kayak - Little Skookum Inlet

Winter exploration of a secluded South Sound gem.

  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 16.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 20 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3kt

Meet at Arcadia Point boat launch with enough time to launch by 8:30. No pass required to park. This is a launch used commercially for fishing, so plan on dropping your kayak off then clearing the ramp for other users.

This is the second of two trips to explore inlets and islands in the South Sound.

We will head southwest into Totten Inlet, then head west into Little Skookum Inlet at Barron Point. We will explore as far into the inlet as we can. Hopefully we will have some good wildlife viewing opportunities. We will have lunch in Little Skookum before heading back to Arcadia.

You must be comfortable paddling in winter conditions where wind/waves can be a factor.  Dry suit required.

Route/Place

Totten 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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