Protection Island


Sea Kayak - Protection Island

This is an Aquatic Reserve. It’s off limits to landing on it. We’ll remain off shore at least 200 yards at all times. If there’s a S wind we’ll be able to circumnavigate it. The Dallas Banks Can be be very rough if the wind flows from any other direction.

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  • Sea Kayak III/IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 13 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Pace: 2.5

We’ll meet at the public Boat ramp access, on Beach Dr, in Diamond Point at 7:45am.

Launch at 8:30am

(This access is located a few hundred feet north of North Diamond Shore Lane and Beach Drive intersection).

The nearest Rest rooms are located at Miller Peninsula State Park Property, you’ll need your Discovery Pass.

Bring A Lunch, Snacks And a warm-up Beverage.

Immersion clothing required (I wear a dry suit).

Please Bring if you have these:

Tow Belt

FM Radio


Protection Island

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These eight 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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