Where can I kayak in the Hamptons?

Do you need a permit to kayak in Long Island?

To obtain a permit, one must show a current boat registration in the name and address of the Smithtown resident. … Permits are required for small crafts such as canoes, kayak, dinghies, paddle boards and rubber rafts, that are walked down to the water. Proof of residency is required.

Where can I launch my kayak on Long Island?

A Rookie Guide to Long Island Kayak, Paddle Board Destinations

  • CAPTREE STATE PARK. …
  • HECKSCHER STATE PARK. …
  • HITHER HILLS STATE PARK. …
  • JK KAYAK & SUP. …
  • NISSEQUOGUE RIVER STATE PARK. …
  • PAUMANOK TOURS. …
  • SHELTER ISLAND KAYAK TOURS. …
  • SMITH POINT MARINA.

What are the rules for kayaking?

These tips are easy to follow and they will help you avoid unnecessary risk wherever you paddle this year.

  • Get Used To Checking The Weather A Lot. …
  • Wear The Right Clothing. …
  • Pack Appropriate Safety Equipment. …
  • Don’t Be Too Cool For A PFD. …
  • Stay Sober. …
  • The Personal Flotation Device (PFD) Rule. …
  • Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Rules.

Are whistles required on kayaks?

But is it really required to have a whistle while you are out kayaking? Federal law does not require you to have a whistle specifically on board a kayak. The law requires that any water vessels shorter than 12 meters have a sound device onboard. Whistles qualify, but other sound devices—like horns—may be used as well.

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Is it safe to kayak in Long Island Sound?

Always wear a life jacket when kayaking. The ability to swim or tread water is lost and drowning will occur if not wearing a life jacket (personal flotation device or PFD). … The current water temp of coastal LIS is about 47.

Can you kayak in Long Island?

Paddling on Long Island offers a surprising bounty of natural beauty, wildlife, and waterways that range from serene rivers, inlets, and harbors to challenging ocean and bay courses. Choose from Stand up paddle boarding, Kayaking or canoeing to access our premier waterways.