Skagit & Hope Islands

Sea kayak around Skagit Island & Hope Island, just east of Deception Pass.

launch points

Kukutali Preserve & Kickit Island

Please read about visiting Kukutali Preserve before your trip. Kukutali Preserve is the first Tribal State Park in the history of the United States to be co-owned and jointly managed by a federally recognized Indian tribe and a state government.

  • Please stay off of Flagstaff Island, on the west end of the Preserve, as it is a fragile and endangered lowland meadow habitat.
  • Please stay off Kiket Island's north shore and Kiket lagoon area as they are fragile ecosystems.
  • See the map of the Kukutali Preserve for information about trails and seasonal beach closures.

Information for Leaders

scheduling & permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the recommended party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • The Mountaineers has a commercial use permit with Washington State Parks for all free and fee-based outings at state parks. Leaders should carry a print or digital copy of our  commercial use permit to show rangers they may encounter. 
  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak II
  • Length: 12.0 nm
  • MapTech Bellingham to Skagit Bay No. 107
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