Sea Kayak - Totten Inlet


Sea Kayak - Totten Inlet

Fall exploration of Hudson Cove and Oyster Bay; a South Sound Inlets paddle pin trip!

  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 20.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2.5 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.5 kts
  • Pace: 3

Meet at Arcadia Point boat launch with enough time to launch at 8:30a.

The ramp and parking area are generously shared by the Squaxin Tribe. Please make room for commercial users if present.

There are portable toilets at the parking area.

We will return around 4-4:30p.

This will be a long day on Totten’s protected waters. We will head south from Arcadia, crossing point to point toward Gallagher Cove. We will explore Hudson Cove as the water level allows, then Oyster Bay and the Kennedy Creek Natural Area Preserve.

This trip qualifies for the South Sound Inlets paddle pin.

Participants should be comfortable paddling in cool conditions where wind and waves could be a factor. Dry suit required.


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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