Hope Island


Sea Kayak - Hope Island

Student paddle - any branch. Paddle to the Hope Island State Park. Open to 2021 Basic course students from any branch or beginning paddlers.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

Meet at Boston Harbor Marina at 8 am for a 9 am launch. Paddle to Hope Island and return. Very low tide  -2.2 should  make the trip interesting. Return to the marina between 3-4 pm. 

Wetsuit or drysuit required - no exceptions.


Hope Island

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These eight 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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