Stretch & Reach Islands


Sea Kayak - Stretch & Reach Islands

Priority given to Olympia students enrolled in this year’s Basic Sea Kayaking courses who seek to complete their Basic SK badge trip requirements. Plan to launch from Allyn Waterfront Park and complete a figure-eight circumnavigation of these two islands. This trip qualifies as one of the requirements for a South Sound Islands paddle pin.

  • Sea Kayak II+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3 kts
  • Pace: 2-3 kts.

Launch from Allyn Waterfront Park. Restrooms & other amenities are available. No parking pass required.

More details about this trip will be added closer to the trip date.

Expect some time set aside near the end of the trip to practice self and assisted rescues. Immersion gear required.


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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