Protection Island


Sea Kayak - Protection Island

Circumnavigation of Protection Island--National Wildlife Refuge--about 8nm round trip.

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  • Moderate

We will meet at Diamond Point launch site and be ready to go at 10 am.  Bring a lunch and something warm to drink.  There are no bathrooms or toilet facilities available on this trip--only primitive.  You must be able to paddle for more than 2 hours without getting out of your boat as there is no landing on Protection Island.  Bring your binoculars.  There is a 1 and a half mile crossing .

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Wind: 5-10 kt
  • Waves: < 1 ft
  • Route: counterclockwise
  • Distance:  8 nm
  • Pace: medium

We'll paddle from Diamond Point and return to Diamond Point.


Protection Island

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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