Stretch & Reach Islands


Sea Kayak - Stretch & Reach Islands

We will start at Allyn Waterfront Park and circumnavigate Stretch and Reach Islands.

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 12 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1.5 ft
  • Pace: moderate

We will meet at Allyn Waterfront Park at 9am. Shore talk will be at 9:45am. Parking is free and no permit is required. Wheels are not needed. Restrooms are available and should be open. 

We will begin at Allyn Waterfront Park and paddle south, circumnavigating Stretch and Reach Islands. 

The expected pace will be about 3.0 kts per hr. 

Since February can be chilly, please bring something for added warmth during lunch - a wool hat, cag, hot beverages, etc. 

A drysuit and the 10+ essentials are required.  Please wear several warm layers under your drysuit. Though we could get a pleasant day, water temperatures in February are chilly. 

Leader permission is required for this paddle.

This is a mentored paddle for Laura Predmore. 


Stretch & Reach Islands

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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