This is an introduction to ocean kayaking with instruction in basic strokes. After a paddle along the coast with a stop for lunch we will return to the put-in area to learn group rescue techniques.
This will take place in Rockport, MA with rental boats available. The location can be reached by commuter rail but you must let us know if you will need a ride from the train station. We will let you know which train others will be arriving on to have as few shuttles as possible.
Introduction to sea kayaking will be taught on a lake in Amesbury, MA. Sea kayaks, paddles and pfds will be provided (if you own your own, it must be 14+ feet and decked over with sealed floatation compartments - contact the leader)
Learn how to adjust the fit of a sea kayak and learn the basic strokes. After a paddle up a nearby river for lunch we will return to the put-in area to learn group rescue techniques.
Fee: $60 AMC members ($70 non-members 0) for equipment and instruction.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 5:30 PM to Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:00 AM
Come to our Wednesday evening (5:30 pm - dark, June 8 - Aug 31) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around.
Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles).
Boston Harbor intermediate sea kayak trip. Depending on conditions and the group we will paddle to Georges Island for lunch and sight-seeing. This is the way to see and enjoy Boston Harbor. Paddlers must have a sea kayak 14 feet or longer with front and rear bulkheads, spray skirt, and pfd. Experience paddling in open water with rescues skills required. Expect to paddle with the group at a 3 knot pace.
Intermediate paddle in Hingham Harbor, 10-12 miles at a moderate pace (3 knots typical). We may lunch at Wahlburgers in the Weymouth Back River so bring your appetite. Expect to stop at a few islands and scenic points along the way. Participants need to be able to keep pace with the group and able to do the mileage. Hingham Harbor becomes rough if the wind kicks up so experience in open water paddling is required. Kayaks must be 14 feet or longer with stern and bow bulkheads.
A half-day training event for sea kayak enthusiasts on Lake Cochichuate, Framingham. We will work on our forward stroke, turning strokes, rescues, and group cohesion. This is a good opportunity to refine and improve technique and get ready for the upcoming season.
Friday, May 26, 2017 12:00 AM to Monday, May 29, 2017 12:00 AM
Tidewater Canoe and Sea Kayak Camping Weekend. Easy paddling, good food and informal instruction available. This is a good introduction to a Tidewater Paddling area that is ideal for sea kayaking. We have the option of both introductory and advanced canoe or sea kayak day trips from Beal Island. Deposit required: $102 AMC members/ $117 non-AMC members (does not include boat rental)
Monday, July 11, 2016 12:00 AM to Friday, July 15, 2016 12:00 AM
Pack your kayak and camping gear for a week of paddling in one of the premier scenic park areas in the nation. We will set up base camp at Bass Harbor Campground on Acadia. From Bass Harbor we will run sea kayak day trips to the Islands South and East of Bass Harbor in the vicinity of Goat Islands and the Cranberry Islands (Tue 7/12- Thur 7/14). We will also partner with Pinniped Kayak Adventures to provide a non-AMC group Rocks and Ledges skill development day trip (Fri 7/15).