Hope Island Marine State Park Kayaking in 4K UHD with Aerials

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Trip Overview

Highlights from our kayaking trip to Hope Island Marine State Park in Washington State just west of Olympia, Washington, with video in 4K UHD with spectacular aerials. See video on YouTube.com. Includes the following:

0:12 Hope Island Marine State Park in the Pacific Northwest
0:27 3 Mile Kayak Route Around Hope and Steamboat Islands
0:33 Arcadia Point Boat Ramp
1:30 Aerial View of Squaxin Island
1:35 Aerial View of Hope Island
1:40 Aerial View of Steamboat Island
1:52 Oyster
2:51 Giant "Fried Egg" Jellyfish
2:57 Great Blue Heron
3:20 Hope Island - South Beach
3:32 Hope Island - South Bay
4:30 Racoons Foraging in the Shallows
5:22 Pacific Madrone Tree
5:34 Hope Island - Picnic Area
6:00 Aerial of Picnic Area
6:15 Aerial Overhead South Bay
6:24 Aerial of Steamboat Island
6:30 Aerial of Hope Island
6:42 Aerial of Squaxin Island
7:36 Deer
7:45 Cascadia Marine Trail Campsites
7:51 Old Homestead Site - Current Ranger Office
8:11 Campsites
8:25 View East from Hope Island Marine State Park
9:11 Old Homestead Orchard - Apple Tree
9:34 Steamboat Island
9:54 Arcadia Point
10:04 Arcadia Point Boat Ramp

Overall a great trip. Very scenic for a light 3 mile round trip paddle, and launching from Arcadia Point enabled us to also go past Steamboat Island which was interesting. Light currents and winds, being quite sheltered. A great option for those that are newer to kayaking. Overnight camping is available on Hope Island Marine State Park, both in Cascadia Marine Trail Campsites, and several more general campsites away from the beach. Popular route, and we saw about 20 other kayakers just in the half day we took for this trip.


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Safety Notes

Check currents, winds, tides. Watch for boats.

Gear Notes

Perception Captiva 16ft sea kayaks


Light currents and winds. Launched at high tide, and pulled out new low tide. Arcadia Boat Ramp was fine to use at both high and low tide.

Portage Notes


Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 9/12/2021
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddling, Kayak Fishing
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water, Open Water/Ocean

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