Stretch & Reach Islands


Sea Kayak - Stretch & Reach Islands

Stretch and Reach Island Student Paddle

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 9.0 nm

We will be launching from Allyn.  Full details to follow closer to paddle time.


  • Difficulty: SK II/III
  • Wind: 10-15
  • Waves: 0-2 ft
  • Route: Allyn to figure 8 circumnavigation of Stretch and Reach Islands
  • Distance: 9 nm
  • Pace: Student pace

We will practice rescues at some point during the paddle, probably after lunch.


Stretch & Reach 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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