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Recreational Kayak Program

Paddling Henley Island/Martindale Pond Paddle

  • 05 Jun 2022
  • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Boat club parking lot, Henley Island Drive, St Catharines
  • 7


  • Registration opens 2 weeks before the paddle

Registration is closed
Paddling Trip Details
Paddling Title Henley Island/Martindale Pond Paddle
Date June 5th
Registration Opens 2 weeks before the event (Day trips)
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Judy Dragun
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s)
Trip Address Boat club parking lot, Henley Island Drive, St Catharines
Body of Water Martindale Pond
Is this a scouting trip? No
Paddling Vessels Permitted Recreational kayaks permitted
Boat Launch Location
(if different than trip address)
Henley Island Canoe and Kayak Launch
Arrival Time 9:30 AM
On the water time, ready to paddle
(Suggested 45 minutes after arrival time)
10:00 AM
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) 8
Boat Rental Available No
Boat Rental Details
Launch Conditions Dock
Bathroom Facilities on Site None
Trip Safety Requirements PFDs must be worn at all times while in your kayak;
A sprayskirt is required unless otherwise specified as a rec boat paddle;
Transport Canada requirements for equipment is also a HOC trip requirement: 15m of buoyant heaving tow line, sound signal device, bailing device, watertight light for ½ hour before sunset or ½ hour after dawn;
Wet exit practice (formally called wet exit lesson) within the last 12 months in the current kayak that you are using for a trip;
Kayak with sealed fore and aft bulkhead compartments unless specified as a rec boat paddle;
A minimum of one spare paddle per 2 participants
HOC Trip Rating
(* in those conditions)
Grade A (Beginner) Entry level skills; Forward stroke ability; Reverse stroke ability; Turning stroke ability; Wet exit
Wind Grade A (Beginner) Light; 10 kms/hour
Waves, Breaking Waves, Swell Grade A (Beginner) Under 1 foot waves; No breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)
Current Grade A (Beginner) None or mild
Open Crossings Grade A (Beginner) No open crossings
Landing Type Grade A (Beginner) Easy; gently sloping sandy beach
Landing Frequency Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) No more than 3 kms between landings
Total Distance Per Day Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Up to 15 km
Overall Trip Rating Grade B (Comfortable Beginner)
After Paddle Leisure Time
Go to Restaurant After Paddle To be determined
Restaurant and Restaurant Address
Trip Costs None
Trip Cancellation Policy Payment in full. No refund unless spot is filled.
Trip Details We will paddle and explore the small creek off Martindale pond, paddle back to Martindale pond and head towards Twelve mile creek if time permits.

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