Alerts and Notices

Board Meeting this Saturday, August 15th  at 10:30 am via ZOOM followed immediately by a Meet the Candidate Forum.


HICA Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

8/15/2020,  10:30 A.M.

  1. Call meeting to order at 10:30 A.M. via Zoon
  2. Approve the minutes for the Regular Board meeting on 7/18/2020, and the Special Board meeting on 8/4/2020
  3. Legal Report, if any.
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Island Manager’s Report.
  6. Discussion about a COVID-19 Matrix for decision making process for approving activities on Hat Island.
  7. Request from the HIYC to had a ‘drive in’ movie night on the Golf Course.
  8. Committee Reports if any.
  9. Community Input.
  10. Adjourn for Candidates’ Forum.

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Time: Aug 15, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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We will be starting a new addition to our Community Updates called, I didn’t know that!  We hope to shine a light on some island rules and interests for you that perhaps you didn’t know!  Let’s start with ferry cargo!  We’ve been able to allow a lot of cargo on the Hat Express this past year with lower numbers due to COVID-19.  In late Fall we will be welcoming the new ferry.  The new ferry will not hold the cargo that the Hat Express does.  To help prepare owners for the transition we will be enforcing the rules already in existence on the Hat Express.

These rules and regulations are posted on the Hat Island website (, however the document is large and we hope to break it down a bit for better understanding.  One rule at a time should be the motto of

I didn’t know that!

 Let’s talk general luggage.  A maximum of 10 cubic feet per passenger is maximum allowed.   There are examples of what 10 cubic feet of cargo looks like on the website.  This page doesn’t allow us to post pictures at this time. Passengers exceeding 10 cubic feet will incur a cargo fee.  This fee will be determined by the total volume of excess cargo.  A Cargo fee is a minimum charge of $5.00.

COVID-19 Update

Just a few reminders where the island stands regarding restrictions due to COVID-19.

  • Only owners and their families can currently ride the ferry.
  • No guest boats in the marina.
  • The public restrooms are closed.
  • The playground is currently closed.


Community Events sponsored by the Hat Island Yacht and Golf Club will take place this weekend.

The Hat Island Garden Committee will host tours of the garden on Saturday, July 4th at 4:00pm


New Ferry Reservation

The new ferry reservation system, Bookeo, is ready for its trial run.  Starting with our June sailings, reservations must be made on Bookeo.  If you have reservations on Square in June and beyond, you must reschedule on Bookeo.

If you are using coupons make sure to change the passenger number to ZERO and enter the amount of riders under coupons!

If you decide to change your reservation, you can simply edit it!  No need to cancel and rebook!

Some notes about the reservation system:

  1. Only owners can reserve space on the ferry.
  2. Owners need an email account on file to register.  We used the emails we have in our bookkeeping system.  If we don’t have your email address on file and you would like an account to make ferry reservations, please email the Hat Island office at hioffice@hatisland.comand we will get you set up.
  3. Owners will need to make the reservations for their guests.
  • Please remember at this time only owners, their spouse/partner, dependent children, other dependents living in the household, grandchildren, grandparents and siblings are allowed to ride the ferry due to COVID-19.  Your login in information is password protected.
  1. This is a prepay system and there is a 24 hr. cancellation system in place.  If you cancel after 24 hours there will be a $1 service fee.

2020 Hat Express Proposed Rates

Single Passage Rates

Adult Passenger                              $9.00

Youth Passenger (7-18)                  $5.00

Child (0-6)                                         $2.00

Pet (in a carrier)                               $3.00

Pet (not in a carrier)                        $6.00

Adult Commuter Fare Books                                     $180

Youth 7-18 Commuter Fare Books                           $100

Child (to 6 years) Commuter Fare Books                 $40

Cage Pet Commuter Fare Books                                $60

Un-Caged Pet Commuter Fare Books                      $120


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 Member Area menu for topics of interest specifically for you. Hat Island is a hidden gem in the Pacific Northwest – come check us out!

Recent Tweets from the Island Manager

Division M water temporarily shut off to flush the system.

We have a water leak in M due to construction by Whidbey Tel. The maintenance team is working to get the leak fixed. We have no time estimate for repair at this time but will keep you updated as we learn more.

The parts are here, they are glued and in place…the glue must set for 24 hours. We will try and turn the water on in the morning and end the saga of the leak in Division N. Thank you to those in Division N who have been so understanding as our team works on getting this fixed!

The water is still out in Division N. We expect it to be back on early tomorrow morning.

Division N will be without water until tomorrow, July 14th due to water leak. We will let you know as soon as it is repaired.

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