Hope Island


Sea Kayak - Hope Island

Moderate paced overnight trip to Hope Island

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate

We will meet at the Arcadia Boat launch. Plan to be ready to launch at 10 am 26 July.

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: SK III
  • Wind: Less than or equal to 10 kts
  • Waves: Will not start out in white caps, but should be prepared for waves requiring bracing
  • Route: Arcadia boat launch to Hope Island and return
  • Distance:  10 nm
  • Pace: 2 1/2 kts

We'll paddle from Arcadia Boat Launch to Hope Island camp site.


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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