Hope Island


Sea Kayak - Hope Island

Please join us for a paddle and shellfish foraging trip to Hope Island. The tide will be falling to nearly the lowest tide of the year at -3.1 feet, (in Budd inlet). You may join us in digging clams or spend a couple hours walking the shoreline or trails.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 12 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1.0 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.5 kts
  • Pace: 2.5 nm

Please be prepared to launch at the Boston Harbor boat ramp at 11:00 AM.

Please bring your 2018 Wa. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Shellfish license, your current Discover Pass, a shovel, and appropriate clothing for an extended period of time in the mud, sand & gravel. Any kayak course graduates and equivalent paddlers are welcome to attend but all participants must discuss this trip with the leader prior to signing up. My hope is to dig a good sample of the bivalves inhabiting our southern Puget Sound beaches, (Butterclams, Steamers, Geoduck, Mussels, maybe more). This will also be a good opportunity to appreciate the biodiversity of our south sound beaches. Low tide is mid afternoon, we may not be back to the put-in until after 5PM.


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
  9. Extra clothes
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