Stretch & Reach Islands


Sea Kayak - Stretch & Reach Islands

This paddle is set up as a Student Paddle for those taking the 2024 Basic Class. We will circumnavigate Stretch and Reach Islands from Allyn Waterfront Park.

  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1.5 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 nm/hr

We will launch from Port of Allyn Waterfront Park, Washington Hwy 3, Allyn, WA.

Meet at 8:30 (arrive earlier if you require more time). Be ready to launch at 9:30 am. There will be a beach discussion about the trip prior to launching. 

We will paddle along the shore from Allyn and circumnavigate Reach and Stretch Islands in a figure 8 pattern. Stretch Island State Park will be our lunch and break location.

Students must have a completed Student Paddle Worksheet for the pre-trip discussion. During the trip, students must demonstrate both self and assisted rescues.  

Immersion wear is required.  Please dress warmly inside dry suits. Have head covering and gloves, if possible, for doing rescues.

Bring a lunch, snacks and water for when paddling, and something warm to drink during breaks.

Kayaks must have deck lines.


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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