Stretch & Reach Islands


Sea Kayak - Stretch & Reach Islands

A paddle for recent basic class grads / students, or anyone who wants to review rescues, while enjoying a sunny day on the water.

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

We will meet at the Allyn public dock and boat ramp at 9:30.for a 10:15 launch.

This is a mentored paddle for Duncan Cox. This paddle is intended primarily for  basic class students. We will circumnavigate both Stretch and Reach Islands stopping for lunch along the way. Be sure to bring water, snacks and sun protection. This is a fun paddle and we will be exploring the shoreline at a relaxed pace. 


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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