K.A. 2023 New Year's Day Paddle


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We have revived K.A.'s New Year's Paddle Trip! Come paddle with Kayak Academy and Co. Sunday, January 1. We will be paddling to Saddlebag Island and Cranberry Island near Anacortes.

What a great way to start the New Year - hangover or not!

Are you tired of being a couch potato? Join us and get away! Have family or friends who are up for it? Bring them along! We welcome all, so long as everyone has adequate safety training. Check the "Details" tab for requirements.

If you have all your own equipment and have met all the skill requirements 

Please email us at info@kayakacademy.com if you have any questions. and please read our Holiday Closure Dates.


Date: Sunday, January 1, 2023

Meet time: 10:00 am

Launch location: Seafarer's Memorial Park Anacortes 

Trip Plan: Paddle to Saddlebag Island and around Huckleberry Island to celebrate the cold and a New Year 

Trip Length: about 4 hours.

Trip Distance: ~7.5 nm (nautical miles)

Required skills: Prior SK 101 (and higher) sea kayak class from K.A. or equivalent from local clubs or recognized paddling organizations that included a wet exit (capsizing upside down in your kayak and exit with a sprayskirt). If none of the above apply but you have experience kayaking, call us and we will talk with you to determine if you have the necessary skills.

Required equipment: kayak, drysuit, paddle, paddle float, and bilge pump.

K.A. will not be providing any equipment.

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