Hammersley Inlet

Trip

Sea Kayak - Hammersley Inlet

Take the "Shelton Shuttle" out and back to Hope Island, current play at Cape Horn.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 15.0 nm
  • Elevation Gain: 15 ft
Meet at Walker County Park near Shelton about 9:30. We want to launch at 10:30/10:45. 
We will paddle with the current which will be flowing east on an Ebb and will peak to -4.0 kts. at 12:20pm. We will play in some of the eddies on the way and then paddle out to Hope Island where we will have lunch. We will head back as the slack is nearing. Slack is 2:22pm off Arcadia and 3:41pm in Hammersley. The Flood current reaches peak of 3.6 knots at 6:21. We should be back to Walker prior peak flood (I am estimating about 6:00-6:30). The paddle will be in the range of 15 NM.
Tides: 
At Shelton:  High: 14.2 @ 8:14am
                    Low:  -1.6 @ 3:36pm
                    High 14.7 @ 9:59pm
At Arcadia:  Low:  -1.8 @ 2:36pm
                    High @ 7:37am and 9:22pm
Bring all your gear, immersion wear, snacks, water and a lunch.

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+
  • Wind:not more than 15 its
  • Waves:not more than 2'
  • Route:
  • Distance:  15 nm
  • Pace:moderate, with favorable current assist 
  • We will paddle with the current which will be flowing east on an Ebb and will peak to -4.0 kts. at 12:20pm. We will play in some of the eddies on the way and then paddle out to Hope Island where we will have lunch. We will head back as the slack is nearing. Slack is 2:22pm off Arcadia and 3:41pm in Hammersley. The Flood current reaches peak of 3.6 knots at 6:21. We should be back to Walker prior peak flood (I am estimating about 6:00-6:30). The paddle will be in the range of 15 NM.
  • Tides: At Shelton:  High: 14.2 @ 8:
  •                                Low:  -1.6 @ 3:36pm
  •                                High 14.7 @ 9:59pm
  •                                At Arcadia:  Low:  -1.8 @ 2:36pm
  •                                High @ 7:37am and 9:22pm
  • Bring all your gear, immersion wear, snacks, water and a lunch.
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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