Hope Island


Sea Kayak - Hope Island

This is a student paddle for the Tacoma Sea Kayak Basic Course. The paddle will start and finish at Boston Harbor Marina in Olympia. We will paddle to Hope Island, where we will break for lunch and explore the island. Rescues will be practiced during the paddle to fulfill student paddle requirements. Priority will be given to Tacoma Students.

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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 kts

Meet at Boston Harbor Marina by 9:00 a.m. and be ready to for paddle briefing at 9:45 We will launch at 10:00 a.m.

Dry suit required. Bring your 20 essentials.


Hope Island

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These three 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. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  2. Paddle
  3. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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