Hope Island

Trip

Sea Kayak - Hope Island

This paddle is open to Tacoma branch basic sea kayaking students. We will meet at Boston Harbor Marina the paddle to Hope Island State Park for lunch and a hike around the island. Students will practice self and assisted rescues along the way. More information, including launch time, will be provided by email after registration. Kayak rentals may be available at the launch. Students should make their own rental arrangements by contacting Boston Harbor Marina at 360.357.5670.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 2.5 to 3 knots

Information will be provided by email after registration.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and plan to paddle in up to these conditions (view the sea kayak difficulties definitions on our Activity Types, Difficulties & Prerequisites page):

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Route/Place

Hope Island



  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445
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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. Drysuit with insulation appropriate to the conditions
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