Hope Island


Sea Kayak - Hope Island

Student Paddle from Boston Harbor to Hope Island and back

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate

This student paddle will meet at Boston Harbor Marina in Olympia Washington at 8:30 AM on June 14, Saturday to paddle to Hope Island for lunch and back.  There are very low tides and we expect to be able to see a lot of marine life.  Dress for immersion.  Student paddles often review rescue skills at some point during the trip.  Rental boats are available from Boston Harbor Marina  - CALL AHEAD for RENTALS.  They do NOT rent dry suits, so rent those ahead of time if you need to.  Bring the lunch, snacks, water and the 10 plus kayaking essentials so that you are prepared for a fun day on the water.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: SKII
  • Wind: Moderate
  • Waves: Small
  • Route: SKII
  • Distance: ~8 nm
  • Pace: Steady/moderate

We'll paddle from Boston Harbor in Olympia Wa to Hope Island and possibly circumnavigate the island.  Stopping for lunch and rest room break on Hope Island.


Hope Island

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. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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