Sea Kayak - Totten Inlet


Sea Kayak - Totten Inlet

Explore upper Totten Inlet, from Arcadia.

  • Sea Kayak III, Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 12 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2.5 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2.5 kts
  • Pace: 3 kt

Arcadia boat ramp,  meeting time  9 or 10 a.m. (exact time to be determined) 

Launch time 10 or 11 a.m. (exact time to be determined)

Launch will be from beach alongside and south of the boat ramp.




Participants should expect typical fall conditions that might include some wind and waves and precipitation.    

Totten Inlet is one of the listed paddles to qualify for the Inlets Badge.

Priority for signup will be given to those who were on my Eld Inlet paddle in March.  Others are welcome to sign up starting Sept. 2 after obtaining permission.



Totten Inlet

  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment


Dry suit required

These seven essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  

  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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