The Safety Committee is forming to serve the entire island by helping achieve the strategic planning goal of a “safe and pristine island.” This survey is intended to be used to help create the Safety Committee’s purpose or charter that will be considered by the Board of Trustees. From listening to Board members and other stakeholders, the topics for these questions were developed. Please take the 5 to 10 minutes to complete the survey. Thank you for helping with this.

Please send your comments, suggestions, or interest in this committee to John Gray, the Community Chair at


December Dumpster Day

The Board of Trustees are aware of an email from Matt Surowiecki to many Hat Island owners indicating that he has formed an association.   We do not have any information about the purpose of the this association but it is not, in any way, related to the Hat Island Community Association.

Employee Gift Fund

The holidays are right around the corner.  Starting with Thanksgiving in a few weeks.  If you are so inclined and appreciate the work the island staff does for us all during the year feel free to send an Employee Holiday Fund donation to the office.  The funds go into a pool for staff and it is distributed evenly based on the hours worked.  Management is not part of the program so all donations go to your ferry crew, harbormaster, greenskeeper, maintenance team, water operator and office crew.  Staff is always so appreciative of the gift they receive from owners every year!

Budget Ballot

The 2022 Budget Ballot will be coming to your mailboxes soon.  Highlight is….NO INCREASE IN ASSESSMENTS OR FEES for 2022!  If you haven’t received your ballot by Thursday, November 18th please contact the office staff and we will email you a ballot.  The results of the ballot will be announced at the December board meeting.

Sound Faith Church, 2nd annual Holiday Food and Clothing Drive

Barge Dates 2022

January 9, 10 and 11

March 15, 16 and 17

May 23, 24 and 25

August  31

September 1 and 2

October 2, 3 and 4th

Ferry Riders

If you have a concern about something on the ferry, please contact ferry staff.  They can address it with the offending party.  If you feel your concern isn’t being handled by the crew in a timely, and effective manner, please ask to speak to the captain.  Please do not confront fellow passengers.

Masks are mandated on the ferry due to the rise in COVID-19.  Guests are required to wear masks, covering their mouth and nose.  If the crew has to ask you more than once, to follow this rule, the captain will ask you to not ride the ferry for a period of 2 weeks.


Talk to Each Other

How do you be a good neighbor?  Communicate with each other, lend a hand!  There are a lot of new owners on the island and they cannot expect to know all of the little idiosyncrasies and island rules that make our little island such a special place to be.  If you see someone that seems confused or is doing something that would be frowned upon, reach out and lend them a hand and offer advice.   Neighbors helping neighbors is how this island works and those of us that have been here for a long period of time need to reach out and lend that helping hand.

Hat Island Online Exhibit and Timeline

Make sure to check out the work of our Summer Intern, Laynie Moran:

Hat Island, WE CAN DO THIS!

Always be sure to check these Alerts, the Hat Island Info Facebook Page and Twitter for any updates.


Welcome to the Hat Island Community Web Site! This is where you’ll find lots of information about living and vacationing on Hat Island. If you’re just visiting, check out the menu across the top for details on renting and buying Hat Island property, job openings, and how to contact the island manager for more details. If you’re already a resident or property owner, drop down the Community Info menu for topics of interest specifically for you. Hat Island is a hidden gem in the Pacific Northwest – come check us out!

Recent Tweets

Board of Trustees Meeting and Meet the Candidates via ZOOM today. Please call the office by 10:15am for meeting login information.

Division M water is off due to a piece of equipment failure. Luckily, we have a spare. Water Operator Chris Inman is on the job and well will let you know when it goes back on.

5/27/2021 Winds are scheduled to get stronger throughout day. Possibility of afternoon cancellations. If we have to cancel we will reschedule for tomorrow. We will not be able to make that call until we get closer to sailing time. Please have alternative plans in place!

4:00 pm ferry from Hat to Everett is a go!

This morning's ferry run from Everett to Hat Island, Saturday April 10th, is cancelled due to High Winds. Please keep an eye out for pm run information when a decision has been made.

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