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Caladesi Island State Park
Essential Eligibility Criteria


Kayaking

In order to participate in this program, one:

-  Must not exceed the manufacturers limits for the kayaks, which are 330 pounds for a single kayak and 450 pounds for a double kayak when using sit-in kayaks at the marina, or 375 pounds for a single and 500 pounds for a double when using sit-on-top kayaks at the beach.

-  Must have the ability to follow verbal and/or visual instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion.

-  Must have the ability to wear a properly fitted personal flotation device.

-  Must have the ability to enter and exit the canoe/kayak independently or with the assistance of a companion.

-  Must have the ability to remain seated, maneuver, and balance independently, with the assistance of a companion, or with adaptive equipment. 

-  Must have at least one person in the canoe/kayak with the ability to move it through the water in a stable manner and return it back to the launching area.

In the event of a capsize:

- One must have the ability to get out from under the watercraft, independently.

- One must have the ability to right oneself and remain face-up in the water with the aid of a personal flotation device.