Sprite Island Tour | 4 Hours | $120

Paddle down one of Connecticut’s most scenic waterways and explore the beaches, lagoons, and marshes on the way to an exclusive private island.

No experience necessary | Sea Kayaks and Pedal Kayaks | Paddling Time 2.5 hours

Often described as one of Fairfield County’s best-kept secrets, this private island is located a mere quarter mile off the Westport coast.  It is home to Sprite Island Yacht Club (SIYC), which permits Sea Kayak Connecticut groups to land and tour the many amenities the island has to offer. The unique features of Sprite Island include swim beaches, scenic overlooks, a food concession, and water taxi service. This half-day guided tour begins on the protected waters of the Saugatuck River, meanders through mooring fields in the Saugatuck Basin, and includes a short jaunt across the open waters of Long Island Sound. It is suitable for beginner paddlers.

– It is recommended that clients arrive 30 minutes early to check in; get properly fitted for paddles, kayaks, and life jackets; pack essentials, and receive an overview of the route.

– Our single-person sea kayaks and pedal kayaks are comfortable, stable, and ideal for paddlers of all skill levels.

The following items have been put together to help ensure that your paddling experience with us is comfortable, safe, and enjoyable. All items are required. Please make sure you have these items well in advance of your scheduled lesson or tour.

  • A completed digital SKCT Liability Waiver and Release form.
    •Shoes that can get wet (any shoes, not flipflops, that will stay secured to your feet in the water)
    •Waterproof storage bag or box for keys, phone, camera etc.
    •Sunglasses with retainer strap and a Hat or Cap
    •Bathing Suit or Synthetic Shorts, and a Synthetic Fabric Shirt (Please avoid wearing cotton)
    •Windbreaker/light-weight rain jacket, Large beach towel and a Dry change of clothes
    •Water resistant sunscreen, a snack, and a large bottle of water
    •Allergy medications for all severe reactions – bee stings, asthma, peanut allergies, etc.

Reservations

Reservations are required for all programs and may be made online or over the phone. Payment is due in full at the time of the reservation. We accept all major credit cards.

Cancellations

Cancellations with 48 hours or more notice before the program start time will receive a full refund. Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice will result in forfeiture of the entire program fee. In the event that Sea Kayak Connecticut cancels a class or a tour due to lack of minimum enrollment, severe weather, or an emergency, clients may opt to reschedule their program or receive a full refund. 

Weather

All scheduled programs will run rain or shine. A few sprinkles won’t keep us off the water, so please pack a light rain jacket if showers are in the forecast. Should Sea Kayak Connecticut determine that the weather conditions are unsuitable for an upcoming program; we will cancel the class/tour and contact you via e-mail, text or by phone. In the event of anticipated rainy or windy conditions, our guides will make an at-the-launch decision as to whether or not to launch. Please plan on attending your program regardless of the weather in your immediate area or the forecast at the launch site.

Equipment

For All Outdoor Programs you may either bring your own equipment or we’ll supply it for you at no additional charge. We do not provide discounts for bringing your own equipment. Clients may bring their own sea kayaks provided they are sea worthy, at least fourteen feet in length, have bulkheads fore and aft, sealed hatches, and perimeter deck lines. For sit-on-top programs, clients may bring their own sit-on-top kayaks provided they are sea worthy. Please contact us if you are unsure as to whether or not your equipment is suitable for one of our programs. Breathable life jackets will be provided and must be worn by all participants.

Forms

Forms including liability release forms and a confidential medical questionnaire are required for each program from each participant. Please complete all paperwork prior to arriving for your class or tour.

Age Requirement

12 Years Old is the minimum age requirement for participating in classes and tours. Please also note that we only provide singleperson kayaks for our tours and classes.

Paddle-specific clothing

Paddle-specific clothing is highly recommended for all programs. Essentially, dress as if you are going swimming. We’ll do our best to keep you high and dry but wearing the right clothes will make for a much safer and far more enjoyable paddling experience. Wearing synthetic shirts and shorts, a ball cap and pair of shoes that can get wet will make for a comfortable day out on the water.

Personal Info

Personal Info is asked of you so that we may properly fit you to your kayak, paddleboard, paddle, life jacket and spray skirt.

Punctuality and Preparedness

Punctuality and Preparedness are two hallmarks of Sea Kayak Connecticut. To ensure that everyone gets to enjoy every minute of the scheduled program, it is very important that clients arrive on time. Please arrive having everything on the Paddlers Checklist completed and in-hand 30 minutes prior to the program start time.