Sea Kayak - Totten Inlet


Sea Kayak - Totten Inlet

This is a pleasant paddle with a nice current assist heading south on the flood tide. And after lunch near the Little Skookum Inlet will head back with a slightly less current assist on the Ebb tide. In any case It’ll be fine lots of wildlife down here in this area.

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  • Sea Kayak II+
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 9.75 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 12 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1.5 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.3 kts
  • Pace: 2.5

Meet at Arcadia boat ramp near Shelton at 7:30 AM

launch 8:30 AM.

This paddle is for all of you students that need to complete a second  paddle for your basic kayak badge. That’s on the easy side of life.

You’ll need to rent your kayak and equipment else where.


Be sure to bring if you have them:

Radio, tow Belt.

Lunch and snacks

Proper, Immersion gear required: A Wet Suit if wether is above 80 degrees; otherwise dry suit required.

We’ll be doing Rescue and rolls along the way, so expect to get wet. It’s more fun that way plus it keeps you from over heating.


Totten 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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