You'll be able to transfer all your on-water gear into dry bags we provide.
These help keep your clothing and gear organized.
T-shirts or tops made for running or working out are good choices. Stick to moisture-wicking fabrics. A long-sleeve, light-color, vented sun shirt may also work well.
Bring shorts designed for running or working out. Loose or compression fit. Look for moisture-wicking nylon, polyester, nylon/spandex, or polyester/spandex fabrics. Nylon hiking pants or lightweight running tights can be substituted to provided sun protection.
Look for wool, Capilene, or polyester fabrics. No cotton.
Moisture-wicking long underwear bottoms or ankle-length tights made for training/running. Look for wool, Capilene, nylon/spandex, or polyester/spandex. No cotton.
Stick to moisture-wicking fabrics. No cotton. If you pack shorts with built-in liners, you can pack fewer pairs of underwear.
(If applicable.) Stick to synthetic or wool fabrics. No cotton.
A polyester fleece jacket or synthetic "puffy" jacket. This should be able to be worn under your rain jacket. No cotton.
A lightweight hard shell you can wear over your other upper body layers.
A baseball hat, visor, or sun hat.
Highly recommended! These can help keep blisters at bay. Our guides like knuckle-length NRS-brand paddling gloves.
Recommended! Head nets look silly but make mosquitos less bothersome around sunset.
A wool, synthetic knit, or fleece hat for cool nights.
Fleece, Power Stretch, or other gloves made for running or for use as a medium-weight liner.
A multi-purpose piece of neck and headwear that our guides suggest.
Bring either sport sands with ankle straps (like Chacos or Tevas) or water shoes. Flip flops are not acceptable.
These are recommended. It's nice to be able to change your shoes at the end of the day at camp! Sneakers, running shoes, trail runners, or light hiking shoes all work well.
Socks may make cool nights more comfortable in your sleeping bag, or be worn with camp shoes.
Pack at least 6oz of sunscreen. Our guides recommend SPF 30 or higher. Smaller containers work better than larger ones. No aerosol spray cans.
Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, face wash, lotion, moisturizer with SPF, brush/comb, etc.
(If applicable.) Tampons, Diva Cup, or pads. Pack 50% more supplies than you expect to need.
Look for the active ingredient DEET. Ben's brand is packaged well for backcountry travel. No aerosol sprays.
Bring a mummy-cut backpacking-style sleeping bag rated for 20-degrees Fahrenheit.
Minimum of 32oz volume. Pick a bottle with a screw-top lid that covers the areas your mouth contacts. A Nalgene-brand bottle is a good choice.
A compressible or inflatable camping pillow can make nights more comfortable.
For lunch in a restaurant on day 8
Please consider rewarding hard work and excellent service with a guide gratuity at the end of the adventure.
We provide 16-foot sit-on-top touring kayaks.
Want to bring your own? No problem! Just let us know before your trip.
Sturdy, dome-style backpacking tents.
Inflatable camping mattresses make nights more comfortable. You may also bring your own. Just let us know before your trip.
We provide enough dry bags to protect all your personal on-water gear.
We cover the stoves, fuel, pots, pans, and utensils!
We have bowls, plates, utensils, and mugs. You can leave that rusty old spork at home!