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.

notes

  • 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
Map
  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100
  • NOAA Puget Sound: Southern Part No. 18448
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Sea Kayak - Henderson Bay

Sea Kayaking Trip
Tacoma Branch Basic Sea Kayak Student Paddle: Purdy boat launch to Cutts Island and back
Difficulty: Sea Kayak III
Sun, Aug 21, 2022
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
0 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Aug 19
Tacoma Branch

Sea Kayak - Cutts Island

Sea Kayaking Trip
Bioluminescence cool, ha ha. We will lunch from near Fox Island Bridge, and paddle out
Difficulty: Sea Kayak II/III
Sat, Sep 24, 2022 - Sun, Sep 25, 2022
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
1 participant
Registration closes Sep 23
Tacoma Branch
Trip Reports
Titles

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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