Hobuck Beach & Neah Bay


Sea Kayak - Cape Flattery & Tatoosh Island

Paddle from Hobuck Beach to Cape Flattery and Tatoosh Islands

  • Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 20 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 6 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3 kts
  • Pace: 3.5

We will be meeting at Hobuck beach campground on the evening of May 30 to assess conditions and make a plan.  Launch time will probably be around 8:00 am, but TBD.

Explore the coast of Cape Flattery and the Tatoosh islands.  We will paddle out to the cape, likely take a break, and then cross to the Tatoosh islands.  Our goal is to explore the islands, while limiting our impact on the environment.  

Depending on conditions, we may return to Neah Bay (short car shuttle)

We will meet on Thursday evening to finalize our plans.  Probably an early morning on Friday to avoid other parties launching from Hobuck on that day.  

We will split in to two groups of 6, who will operate independently.  

Participants should have experience paddling in:

  • Sustained Winds to 20kt for part of the day, 15kt for most of the day
  • Swell to 6 ft
  • Launch and land in surf to 4 ft
  • Currents and eddies
  • In and around rocks
  • Able to paddle together, in conditions, sustained over time as needed.
  • Known ability to control sea sickness

Please self-asses.  The max conditions we will launch in are less than that, but may well be more than "mild".  Our destination will be adjusted according to the conditions.


Hobuck Beach & Neah Bay

  • Custom Correct North Olympic Coast

    Green Trails Cape Flattery No. 98S

    MapTech Cape Flattery to Whidbey Island No. 103

    Sea Trails Strait of Juan de Fuca & Crescent Lake WA301

    Sea Trails Roadless Coast, Neah Bay to Ruby Beach WA302

    NOAA Cape Flattery No. 18485

    Green Trails Olympic Coast Beaches No. 99S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please bring:

  • Helmet
  • Towing, rescue, and repair equipment
  • Drysuit


  • VHF radio
  • Waterproof headlamp for caves

This trip is sail compatible - but not required.

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