Hammersley Inlet

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Sea Kayak - Hammersley Inlet

Classic Shelton Shuttle from Walker Park to Hope Island and back.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate

Walker Park at 10:00am

SK-III+, 13NM.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: SK-III to III+
  • Wind: < 15kt
  • Waves: < 2'
  • Route: Currents likely to be up to 4kts
  • Distance:  13 nm
  • Pace: moderate - 3kt paddling pace

We'll paddle from Walker Park to Hope Island and back.  Due to the current timing, we will lunch around 1-2pm at Hope Island and be back to the launch by about 6pm or earlier.  Expect to spend time playing on eddylines.  Potential for some rescue practice if desired by group.

Route/Place

Hammersley Inlet



  • NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445

    MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven 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
  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. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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