We will provide up to 20 escort kayakers for swimmers on a first come basis but it is highly recomended that everyone try to bring their own kayaker and rent a kayak in town. Solo swimmers and relays must have an escort kayaker; in addition relays are required to have an escort boat.
We can supply up to 10 escort boats on a first come basis and will assist all others in finding an escort boat. For anyone interested in becoming an escort kayaker please contact Mike Schuler. The Ketchikan Visitors Bureau can provide information on charter boats for those seeking an escort boat.
Kayaks can be rented through Southeast Sea Kayaks. Kayaks should be rented as far in advance as possible.