Carry Inlet - Carshan Point - Shangin Bay Loop

From Carry Inlet paddle north out of the entrance of Carry Inlet along the eastern shoreline to Carshan Pt. Go around the point and paddle SE along the shoreline into Shangin Bay. Paddle approximately 2/3 of the length of Shangin Bay, then paddle west into the large arm of the bay. At the far NW end of this arm there is a marked portage trail leading into Carry Inlet. This is a short portage at high tide, but is not recommended at low tide. If this trip is done in one day, you should paddle out of Carry Inlet as the tide is ebbing and be paddling into Shangin Bay as the tide is flooding. The narrowness of the bay creates a strong tidal current that would be difficult to paddle against. It is also necessary to enter the western arm of Shangin Bay at slack tide. This entrance becomes a white water river at flood tide and would be dangerous to negotiate in a sea kayak. The complete loop takes 5 to 8 hours. Use caution! Carshan Pt. is very exposed and the seas are frequently rough in this area.

Getting There

Latitude: 58.580604
Longitude: -152.535925
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