Squaxin Island Circumnavigation


Sea Kayak - Squaxin Island Circumnavigation

Circumnavigation of Squaxin Island, leaving from and returning to Boston Harbor Marina, with mid-way lunch on Hope Island.

  • Sea Kayak II+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 5 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 2.5 mph

Launch from Boston Harbor Marina, in north Olympia.  On the water at 10:00 AM, with beach huddle at 9:50AM. 

We will circumnavigate Squaxin Island in a clockwise direction, stopping at Hope Island along the way for a break and early lunch. We should finish around 3:00. Dry suit is required. Bring snacks, lunch and fluids.

A Discover Pass is now required for the Boston Harbor small boat parking area, however, there is some street parking nearby if the lot is full or you don’t have a pass.

This is a mentored leader trip and inquiries should go to Tom Culhane at culhane_tom@hotmail.com  

 Leader permission required.


Squaxin Island Circumnavigation

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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