Sea Kayak - Skagit & Hope Islands


Sea Kayak - Skagit & Hope Islands

Student Paddle to Skagit and Hope Islands

  • Sea Kayak II
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 9.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 5 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3 kts

Launch site/Meeting site:  Cornet Bay Boat Ramp

Meet Time:  8:20 a.m.

Launch Time:  9:20 a.m.

This trip will give priority to students of the 2019 Everett Sea Kayak Basic Course.  

We’ll leave Coronet Bay on Whidbey Island at 9:20 AM and catch a 1.2kt ride East.

We’ll paddle around Hoypus Point then head around the NE corner of Skagit Island stopping briefly to make adjustments or use the vault toilet before continuing South to Lang Bay on Hope Island where we’ll take a short break, have a snack and have access to the vault toilet. 

We’ll leave the beach around 11:12 AM and head East, then South around the back side of the island exploring the coastline and sandstone walls along the way until we reach Hope Island light at the Soutwestern tip of the island. 

From there we’ll make our crossing at slack over to, and around Ben Ure Spit, and into the cove and beach where we’ll stop at the park for lunch aroung 12:20 PM. We’ll have an hour to eat, use the facilities and play in the cove—including practicing rescuing one another before departing at 1:20 PM to enjoy a nice ebb current growing from 1.4kt to 2kt when we round Hoypus Point and zoom back to the put in to arrive around 2:00 PM.

Dry suit required.

Questions and sign up with Daniel Hale @ 425-343-8661 or email 

Please arrive by 8:20 AM so we can unload, prepare and launch promptly at 9:20 AM. Here’s the plan for the trip: 

Check out SeaTrails Chart WA 101, or NOAH Chart 18427. 

Automated pay stations: This park is equipped with automated pay stations for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass and boat launch permit.

Here is a link to the NOAA site so you can check out the conditions as we get closer: 

Click on PZZ133 Northern Inland Waters including San Juan Islands. You can also look at the Admiralty Inlet.


Skagit & Hope Islands

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. Dry Suit
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