Sea Kayak - Hope Island


Sea Kayak - Hope Island

Second of two paddles scheduled for Hope Island as a student paddle to fulfill requirements for the 2015 Basic Sea Kayaking course. Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Seattle course.

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  • Sea Kayak II+
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

Meet at Boston Harbor at 8:00 am and be prepared to launch by 9:00.

We will launch from Boston Harbor and paddle to Hope Island.  We will circumnavigate the island, break for lunch, and return to Boston Harbor.  We will be practicing wet exits, self and assisted rescues.  Immersion gear required.

For those who need to rent kayak and/or dry suit please call Kayak Academy at (206) 527-1825 or them to make the arrangement for kayak and/dry suit to be brought to the launch site.

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 II+
  • Wind: 10 knots or less
  • Waves: 1 Ft or less
  • Route: Along the shoreline with crossing of less than 2 nm
  • Distance:  8 nm
  • Pace: slow to moderate

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Hope Island

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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