Sea Kayak - Hope Island


Sea Kayak - Hope Island

Circumnavigation of Steamboat and Hope Islands.

  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 5 kts
  • Maximum Currents: 1.5 kts
  • Pace: 3kt

Meet at Boston Harbor boat ramp with enough time to launch by 9:00a. Bring a Discover Pass for parking.

There is a restroom at the launch.

This is the first of two trips to explore islands and inlets in the South Sound.

We will launch from Boston Harbor and cross west to Cooper Point. From there we will head north to Squaxin Passage. We will head west with the flood current and make a figure eight circumnavigation of Steamboat and Hope Islands.

We will have lunch on Hope Island then head back via Squaxin Island crossing from Tucksel Point to Boston Harbor. We will be back by around 3:00p.

You must be comfortable paddling in winter conditions where wind/waves can be a factor.  Dry suit 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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