Days
<1
Motors Allowed?
Yes
Difficulty
Easy / Class A
Distance
15.00 mi (24.14 km)
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Privately owned Hat Island is located to the west of Jetty Island across Possession Sound. Depending on the tides, paddle around the north or the south side of Jetty Island. During low tide events, the north side of Jetty Island can become very shallow and even impassable. The scenic north side of Jetty Island is best explored during high tides before making the exposed crossing of Possession Sound on the way to Hat Island. Hat Island, although privately owned, makes a scenic paddle close to Seattle and Everett.  Kayakers can expect to see a variety of birds, seals, and even eagles.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Close to Seattle. Bird watching. Variable length.

Cons

No place to get out on Hat Island.

Features

Bird watching
Wildlife
Wildlife

Site characteristics: Water

Sound/Strait

Portage required

No

Location

Field Guide + Map

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