Hope Island


Sea Kayak - Hope Island

Hope Island Reef Peek. A South sound classic! It will be the lowest daytime tide of the year at -4.67. Access from Boston Harbor Marina.

  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 9.37 mi
  • Pace: 2.5-3.0 mph

Launch from Boston Harbor Marina. Meet and launch time will be provided ahead of the trip. Probably a 9 AM meet time. 

Hope Island State Park is one of the jewels of the south sound. An extreme low tide of -4.67 will expose a reef east of the island which provides amazing marine life viewing.  The island has a trail network and outhouses.  The paddle to and from will require working against some tidal currents and is a good learning experience. At least 4 slots will be reserved as priority for Olympia basic course students needing an experience trip. Leader permission required. If you register without permission I will remove you. Call or email Ron Jones. 360-359-3395, explorer.ron@gmail.com. Proof of vaccination required. 


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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