Energizer Paddle - Amherst to Portland Island (NEW MEMBERS PADDLE) Paddle


A SISKA Energizer paddle from Amherst to Portland Island (NEW MEMBERS PADDLE) A circumnavigation of Portland Island from Amherst Avenue

Skill Level:
This paddle is rated as an Energizer Paddle because of its distance and open water crossings and possible current. To understand this designation better, please read SISKA's Paddle Guidelines
Paddlers taking part in this paddle are required to have PC Level 1 or equivalent experience. For information about PC Levels click here.
The total distance of this paddle is estimated to be approximately 12.25nm.

Saturday, April 01st, 2023. Meet at the launchsite by 09:30am to be on the water by 10:00am

We will launch at Amherst. Need directions to the launchsite? Click here.

This paddle will be led by Bj Porter For more information about this paddle email Bj Porter

Our leader will introduce the Plan and make sure everyone is comfortable with the requirements and any concerns that you may have. Please stay off the water until we are all ready. The leader may choose to enlist helpers and establish communications protocol. If you have VHF radio please bring it with you.
Plan A:
There is a 4 hour time limit for parking at the Amherst Avenue launch so vehicles have to be moved after unloading. We will be crossing ferry routes so I will research their arrivals and departures. Please note the distance we expect to paddle and the long crossings and be realistic about your abilities.
Plan B:

To view a plot for this paddle click here

To sign up for this paddle please email Bj Porter
The maximum number of paddlers for this paddle has been set to 12. There is room for 7 paddler(s).

Always dress for the possibility of immersion and please bring a drybag containing a spare change of clothes.
Please bring a lunch / snacks and sufficient beverage to keep you hydrated, as well as a themos of something warm.
All participants are expected to have read, and to comply with SISKA's Policies and Procedures
All paddlers must have submitted proof of vaccination in order to take part in this paddle.