Carr Inlet

Sea kayak on the inlet that extends northward between Key and Kitsap Peninsula close to Gig Harbor and near Purdy. In addition to varied shoreline, exploration opportunities include Cutts Island State Park, Minter Creek Fish Hatchery, and the tidelands of Burley Lagoon.

launch points

On the Water

Fox Island to Penrose Point

11 nm round trip, Difficulty: Sea Kayak III

A moderate sea kayak crossing Carr Inlet from Fox Island to Penrose Point.

Burley Lagoon

A 358-acre watershed located at the north  end of Carr Inlet on the Key Peninsula.

Hennderson Bay

The Wauna launch is often used as a base for wind and wave clinics in Henderson Bay.


  • The north-south orientation often results in rough conditions at the north end driven by winds from the south or southwest.

Information for Leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the recommended party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak II/III
  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100
  • NOAA Puget Sound: Southern Part No. 18448
Trip Reports

This is a list of titles that represent the variations of trips you can take at this route/place. This includes side trips, extensions and peak combinations. Not seeing a title that fits your trip? Log in and send us updates, images, or resources.

  • Cutts Island
  • Raft Island
  • Raft & Cutts Islands
  • Henderson Bay
  • Wauna to Cutts Island
  • Burley Lagoon
  • Fox Island to Penrose Point

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