Sea Kayak - Burrows & Allan Islands

Circumnavigate Burrows and Allan Islands

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 nm


Meet at the Washington Park Boat Launch.  There is a small parking lot here where it is convenient to unload.   We may have to move cars a short distance to leave them for the day.

  • 9:00 or so:  suggested arrival time
  • 9:30:  Be ready to launch.  Meet for pre-trip shore talk.
  • 9:45:  Launch
  • Circumnavigate the Islands.
  • 2:00 - 3:00:  Likely back to Washington Park 




  • Wind:  up to 15 Knot
  • Waves:  Up to 2 ft
  • Current:  Up to 3 kt for short sections.
  • Route:  Likely a figure 8.
  • Distance:  10 nm
  • Pace:  Steady

We'll launch from Washington Park, paddle around the headland, and likely do a figure eight of the two islands.  It is a beautiful paddle, one of my favorites.   

I've not (yet) given a fig of consideration to tidal currents.  What ever they are we will figure out how to work with them most efficiently.

One never knows what conditions will be encountered on a kayak trip.  Could be flat calm or could be a windy day.  If conditions are above those stated above I'll still lead the trip but we will modify the launch point and route so that we can paddle mainly in protected waters and poke out into the rougher conditions for short, controlled, stretches.


Burrows & Allan Islands

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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