Kayak Reservation Page

Are you ready to #BreakFree this Friday, Saturday, & Sunday in Anacortes?   Most of the vital info you need to take action on the water is available here.

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The type of collective actions that puts Big Oil on notice and inspires the masses to join the climate justice movement is only possible IF we make it possible, together. So don't forget to volunteer now for the many water team roles on land prior to and after each of the actions. CLICK HERE

Volunteer Orientation at Kayaktivist HQ:
- Thursday at 5pm
- Friday at 8am
- Friday at 5pm

Schedule Summary:
Join us for as many of the 4 main Kayaktivist events as you can! You can partake in most of the water events and take part in a lot of the on-land happenings.Check the more detailed schedule below to ensure you arrive early enough to get your boat and briefing.

  1.  Friday 10-2pm trainings and the first and most sunny raft-up and imagery mobilization

    (Rent/Reserve a boat for Friday day at $10-80 sliding scale pitch-in HERE)

  2.  Friday Night Luminary Flotilla 7-11pm 

    (Rent/Reserve a boat for Friday Night at $10-80 sliding scale pitch-in 
    HERE

  3. Saturday - Paddle to and land on March Point for Indigenous Day Events 

    (Rent/Reserve a boat for Saturday at $10-160 sliding scale pitch-in for Kayaks 
    HERE.)

  4. Sunday Mass Actions (Family Friendly and Affinity Groups). 

    (Rent/Reserve a boat for Sunday at $10-160 sliding scale pitch-in to reserve kayaks HERE)


More detailed schedule below and HERE

Need a boat? Don't own one? There are two main ways to get one:

  1.  Reserve/Rent your boat ASAP (sliding-scale) for each of the 4 main water events CLICK HERE. Select the event, then the type, single or double, then the level of price that fits your means.

  2. Use the Peer-to-Peer Boat Sharing Board HERE (give it a try, but to guarantee a boat for the weekend’s events, be sure to rent one).


Water Specific Text Alerts - Stay connected to updates and vital logistics for on-water happenings by texting @WaterTeam to 23559.

What to Bring
: Kayaktivist Go-Bag HERE. Bring a spare of any item for you and a fellow kayaktivist.

Parking, Transport & Map:
Kayak Hub/HQ, Boat Check-out, Rental, and Parking at the Corner of Q Ave and Seafarers Way. Address is 715 Seafarers Way, Anacortes, WA 98221
Trailered Boat Launch - Washington Park at 6300 Sunset Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221

***All non-motorized personal water craft must launch from Seafarer's Memorial Park.***
To provide for protection of Heron, Eel Grass, maintain good relations with the ordinary people and boaters of Anacortes and respect the wishes Swinomish tribe, we ask you only land and launch from the areas we've designated. We will circle up for pre-launch logistics briefing before each event.

The BreakFreePNW Kayaktivist Staging Area is located at SE Corner of Q street and Seafarers Way in Anacortes, WA.  We will be setting up on Thursday and packing up on Monday.  We can use your help and your patience as we collectively work to keep people safe and effective on the waters of the Salish Sea.  Feel free to bring your own paddle craft there to store it for the weekend.  We will have 24hr a day security and important information and supplies for being safe and effective on the water.  

CARPOOLS - There will be carpools to and from Deception Pass each day and a return shuttle in the evenings. If you can be a carpool driver from the campground please text each day you can with your name and number and carpool in the body of the text to 805-776-3882

Kayaktivist Staging Area - SE corner of
            Q Street & Seafarers Way


Ecosystem Protection: Please review the INFO HERE so we can embody the stewardship we aspire to engage in. Amid the toxic refineries there is an impressive showcase of resilience among the flora and fauna. We hope you will help us ensure that our presence is the element that impacts them the least throughout this weekend.

Detailed Schedule Below:


Final Kayaktivist Training &
            Flotilla, Friday 10am through 2pm


Final Kayaktivist Training & Flotilla, Friday 10am through 2pm

Reserve a single or double kayak for the 10am -2pm trainings and flotilla on Friday   
$10-80 sliding scale pitch-in HERE

10am - 2pm Friday display the power and beauty of collective action on the water. Together, we'll sound a clarion call for a rapid transition away from dirty energy and juxtapose that with the refineries in the background.
Join us for the first (and mostly sunny) flotilla in Anacortes with a giant kayak raft-up, hoisting of huge banners, and more.

[Come early to check-in, get your gear squared away, and learn about all the logistics for water-based actions.]
  • Thursday 5pm :  Setup and Volunteer Orientation
  • Friday 8 am : Volunteer Orientation 
  • 8:30am  Kayak Hub and Gear Check-out opens
  • 10am : Final Intro and Safety/Rescue Trainings Begin
  • 12 - 2pm : Launch of Friday Kayak Flotilla, Raft-up and Imagery Mobilization
  • 3pm : Briefing by Swinomish cultural leader Michelle "Shelly" Vendiola of Community Alliance & Peacemaking Project www.capp4justice.com and Swinomish Canoe Skipper Eric Day
  • 4pm : Near Shore Ecology Briefing on eel grass by Sarah from Port of Anacortes
  • (Some Dinner served at 5:30-6:30)
  • 5pm : Volunteer Orientation
  • 7 - 11pm: Luminary Flotilla (don't forget to reserve a boat for this too!)

Friday Luminary Flotilla
      7pm

Friday Luminary Flotilla 7pm

Reserve a kayak for the 7-11pm Nighttime Luminary Flotilla
$10-80 sliding scale pitch-in 
HERE 

**Please RESERVE A DOUBLE IF YOU CAN - Paddle together for a beautiful flotilla complete with lanterns, glowing earth globes, and a kayak raft-up to shine illuminated messages calling for a world where we have "Energy Without Injury" to people and our planet

We need 24 double kayaks on the water to mobilize our illuminated message.

[Come early to check-in, get your gear squared away, and learn about all the logistics for water-based actions.]

  • 3pm : Briefing by Swinomish cultural leader Michelle "Shelly" Vendiola of Community Alliance & Peacemaking Project www.capp4justice.com and Swinomish Canoe Skipper Eric Day
  • 4pm : Near Shore Ecology Briefing on eel grass by Sarah from Port of Anacortes
  • 5pm Volunteer Orientation
  • (Some Dinner served at 5:30-6:30)
  • 7 - 11pm: Luminary Flotilla

Saturday Indigenous Day Support Flotilla 10am-5pm
Saturday Indigenous Day Support Flotilla 10am-5pm

Reserve a kayak for the paddle to the Indigenous Day (Family Friendly) event on March Point 
$10-160 sliding scale pitch-in for Kayaks HERE.

The 2.8 mile paddle each way is recommended for intermediate paddlers. Share the paddle strokes with a fellow Kayaktivist by opting to rent a double. Kayaktivists are invited to paddle to March point and land in the designated area to then join thousands of fellow change agents converging at the Indigenous-led event. Celebrate the centuries of resistance and resilience of the original peoples. Bear witness to both the beauty of Padilla Bay and the destruction and ecocide by Big Oil. We'll paddle together to strengthen our spirit for the courageous journey of positive transformation we must embark upon.

[Come early to check-in, get your gear squared away, and learn about all the logistics for water-based actions.]
  • 8:00am Kayak Hub and Gear Check-out opens (8:30am breakfast)
  • 10am : Beginning launching of paddle to March Point
  • 12:15pm : All kayaks land at March Point
  • 12:30pm : Indigenous-led event begins
  • 2pm : First wave of paddlers depart March Point
  • 4pm : Final wave of paddlers depart March Point
  • 5:30pm : Salmon Dinner at Transit Shed Begins (Transit Shed is a short 20 minute walk from Seafarer's Park)
  • 6pm : Indigenous Programming continues at Transit Shed
  • 8:30pm : Procession of Luminary Salmon begins.

Sunday Break
            Free Flotilla 9am

Sunday Break Free Flotilla 9am

Reserve your kayak for a day of Mass Collective Actions denouncing Big Oil's injury to people and the planet (Family Friendly & Affinity Group Actions). $10-160 sliding scale pitch-in to reserve kayaks HERE

With our bodies and our boats we'll draw a large red line to signify our commitment to take a stand against the threats to our communities and reckless despoiling of the planet. Together we'll protect our children from catastrophic climate change, stop the poisoning of our communities, and call-out the unsafe conditions workers are caught in. Help mobilize imagery on the water, showcase people and paddle power, and demand the pivot towards a renewable powered society that benefits everyone.

[Come early to check-in, get your gear squared away, and learn about all the logistics for water-based actions.]

  • 8:00am : Kayak Hub and Gear Check-out opens (8:30 breakfast)
  • 10am : Briefings, affinity groups form and huddle, and begin launching
  • 11 am - 3 pm : On-water red line raft-up. Mass Actions.
  • 4pm : Everyone off the water
 
P.S. Please reserve your kayak today if you want to have one this weekend.

PPS: Looking for more info on #BreakFree? Watch this video HERE and sign-up to join the fun at http://breakfreepnw.or

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