Sea Kayak - Hope Island


Sea Kayak - Hope Island

Paddle from Boston Harbor to beautiful Hope Island and back. This is a Tacoma Basic Class student paddle.

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

We will launch early in the day to reach Hope Island before the ebb current picks up. This will allow plenty of time to play and explore the island before returning in the afternoon. You may want to bring a pair of shoes suitable for hiking. Students will be required to practice rescues at some point in the day, most likely at the end of the paddle. Bring a sack lunch, 20 essentials and your paddle completion sheet. A Discover Pass is required for parking at the launch, and a dry suit is required by the paddle leader. More detail regarding launch time and place will be provided after registration. This is a mentored paddle.

Tide Information: 

High Tide: 9:10 a.m. (11.8 ft)
Low Tide: 4:23 p.m. (-0.9 ft)

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:   Easy
  • Wind:  less than 10 knots
  • Waves:  less than 1 foot
  • Distance:  8 nm round trip
  • Pace:  Slow

We'll paddle from Boston Harbor to Hope Island and back.


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. Dry suit required
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