Skagit & Hope Islands


Sea Kayak - Cornet Bay to Skagit Island

Low key exploration of deception pass area, but not in the pass itself.  Use current to get to a lunch spot, and the use the reverse current for a boost back to launch site.

  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Pace: relaxed.

Arrive by 0830 at Cornet Bay Boat Launch.  Discover Pass required.  Beach Talk at 0915 for Launch by 0930.  Mentored Paddle for Joel Guay; Co-Leader Will Wade.

Launch from Cornet Bay Boat Ramp early in the flood, head towards Ben Ure island and then ride the flood in the direction of Skagit Island. 

Find a place to lunch in the area of Skagit Island or Ben Ure Spit and ride the current back to launch point. Precise route and destinations to be determined on the day and depending on group size/makeup. This trip would be appropriate for recent Basic graduates. Dry suit and rigid Kayak required along with the usual safety equipment, no folding kayaks or wetsuits.

Although this is not a clinic, some introduction to eddy lines should be anticipated.


Skagit & Hope Islands

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These eight essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak.  

    No folding Kayaks

  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. Drysuits only, NO wetsuits
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