Totten Inlet


Sea Kayak - Totten Inlet

We launch at high tide and paddle the length of Totten Inlet (aprox. 12 NM) exploring along the way. This paddle qualifies as one of the South Sound Inlets Paddles

  • Sea Kayak II+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 20 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3

We will meet at the Olympia West Side Haggen Food and Pharmacy  parking lot at 7AM to arrange carpool and shuttles then drop boats and gear at the Kennedy Creek launch point and shuttle cars to the Arcadia Boat ramp.  Plan for an 8:30 launch.

This is a one way paddle from Kennedy Creek to the Arcadia Boat ramp.  Please organize your gear to drop off at the launch.  Rest rooms at the Arcadia Boat ramp not at the launch point.


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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