Mainland Cape Cod's most isolated coastline, Great Island is a 3-mile barrier beach and island system separating Cape Cod Bay from Wellfleet Bay. Our aim is to paddle out of the Herring River basin and along the glacial bluffs of Great Island.
Because of sections that may be affected by both tide and wind, this trip requires moderate, sustained paddling. Bring your own boat or use one of ours. Recent paddling experience and the ability to swim is required of all paddlers.
Pre-registration is required. Previous (recent) paddling experience and good swimming ability are required. The kayak trip leader reserves the right to deny further participation to paddlers who do not demonstrate adequate paddling ability. Directions to the meeting place will be given upon registration.
This trip meets and leaves from the landing on Great Island boat launch (directions attached).
Please arrive 10 minutes in advance of the start of the program. Note that the ending time for kayak trips is approximate. We make every effort to finish the trip by the ending time listed but because we are dealing with wind, tide and differing degrees of experience on the part of the participants, there is always the possibility that the trip will run longer than anticipated. For this reason, we suggest that you not count on the trip ending at the time listed and plan accordingly.
COVID Guidelines: This program is meeting outdoors. Masks are optional when outside.
Participants may choose among available single kayaks or bring their own kayak. All equipment is provided; all participants must wear life jackets. We recommend that you bring sunscreen, windbreaker, hat, and drinking water. There are no facilities, such as restrooms or water fountains, at the meeting places.