Stretch & Reach Islands


Sea Kayak - Stretch & Reach Islands

Circumnavigate Stretch and Reach Islands

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm

Allyn Waterfront park, 9am meet, 10am launch. (Plan b we launch from Fair Harbor)

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: SKII+
  • Wind: <10kn
  • Waves: 1 ft or less
  • Route: South along shoreline, around both islands
  • Distance:  10nm
  • Pace: Moderate

Immersion wear required.

We'll lunch at Stretch Island State Park.


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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