Paddling - Sea Kayaking

AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

Quarantine on Maine Islands

Friday, September 18, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:00 AM

Paddle and island camping in Casco bay, Maine for two nights, three days. You must have some experience packing your kayak, camping, and paddling in at least level 2+ (Moderate - Difficult) conditions). Multi-day trips carry more risks from changing weather, so you must be capable of paddling in 15kt winds and 2ft seas as well as camping in rain. We cannot share food, so you must prepare your own meals. To reduce risk of Covid spread:
1- Group size is limited to 5-6 persons total.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell

Jeff leads numerous kayak trips with AMC including Maine camping

Coleader: 
Jeff Barrell

Advanced Paddling at Woods Hole

Saturday, August 1, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Plan is to paddle distance and surf the tiderace on the way back (depending on conditions). Plan A is to circumnavigate Nashon island (~17 nm) at a 2.5 nm/hr pace. This is a level 3 trip. You need to capable of sustaining a reasonably fast pace for hours. Not crazy fast, we want some energy for surfing on the way back. This will be a small group of capable paddlers practicing Covid-19 norms like masks and distancing. Registration and screening are required.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell JBarrell2@gmail.com

Jeff has led sea kayak trips in Boston, MA, NH, but especially loves camping on MITA islands in Maine.

Coleader: 
Josko Catipovic

Boston Harbor Kayaking

Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Join us on a paddling journey to several Boston Harbor Islands including Peddock, Rainsford, Lovell, Gallop, and Georges islands. Expect to paddle 8-10 nautical miles (9-11.5 statute miles) in mostly protected water, at a moderate pace of ~2.5mph (level 2). There will be boat traffic and chop at 3-4 channel crossings. We will be on the water for 4 hours plus an hour for lunch and other breaks.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell

Jeff has led sea kayak and ski trips for AMC for more than a dozen years.

Coleader: 
Peter Logan

Paddle out of Gloucester

Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Join us paddling out of Gloucester Harbor. Plan is to paddle 13 nautical miles (15.6 miles) along the east shore of Cape Ann for lunch on the beach. Expect a moderate pace (~2.5mph) and swells when outside the harbor. We will be on the water for ~6 hours plus an hour for lunch and other breaks.
You will need a proper boat and experience with wet exits and rescues. You need to be comfortable paddling in 1-3' swells and some wind. We will all have masks that can be slipped on and off throughout the day, as well as distancing on and off the water.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell JBarrell2@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Peter Logan

Kayaking in Gloucester

Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Join us paddling historic Gloucester Harbor. Our plan is to paddle ~12 nautical miles (14.5 miles) outside the harbor depending on conditions. Expect a moderate pace (~2.1 kt) with some chop and boat traffic. We will be on the water for 4-5 hours plus lunch and other breaks.
You will need a proper boat and experience with wet exits and rescues. We will all have masks that can be slipped on and off throughout the day, as well as distancing on and off the water.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell

Jeff has led sea kayak trips for AMC for 15+ years. He paddles much of the New England coast, particularly Maine island camping.

Coleader: 
Peter Logan

Intro to Kayaking Woods Hole

Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

This has morphed into a level 3 paddle at Woods Hole. Not much distance, but we will play in eddies and surfing as the tide floods into woods hole channel. Afternoon winds should build some sizable (2-3') tidal races (waves) for more surfing. This trip is ideal for those seeking to improve their paddling skills in moderate currents. Helmets are required. We will follow Covid-19 protocols with masks worn at the launch and distance while paddling.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell jbarrell2@gmail.com

Jeff has led sea kayak trips many years in New England area. He particularly likes camping on MITA islands in Maine.

Coleader: 
Josko Catapovic

Josko has lived and paddled in Woods Hole for many years. He is BC certified level 4 and a good and patient instructor.

Westport River

Saturday, July 4, 2020 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

An easy paddle in a beautiful setting. Paddle 12-14 miles in protected water with some tidal assist. Will be an easy pace with stops at an island for lunch and at Horseneck beach for a break. We will practice Covid-19 protocols with masks worn at the launch and when proximate to others. We can paddle without masks by spacing our boats appropriately. There will be NO shuttle.
Participants must have experience with wet exits and assisted rescues. Contact leaders for questions. Registration is required as group size is limited.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell JBarrell2@gmail.com

Jeff has been leading AMC kayak trips for over 15 years. He leads level 1-3 trips; prefers island camping off the Maine coast.

James Slack

Jim has led kayak trips with AMC for over 10 years.

Sea Kayak Season Tune-Up

Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

At this Annual Training sea kayakers we will work with essential skill for safe and effective paddling in coastal areas and the ocean. This is a good opportunity to refine and improve paddling skills and get ready for paddling events during the season.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Al Daggett alex.daggett065@gmail.com (617-283-6601)

Sea Kayak Season Tune-Up

Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:00 AM to Sunday, June 28, 2020 4:00 PM

At this Annual Training sea kayakers we will work with essential skill for safe and effective paddling in coastal areas and the ocean. This is a good opportunity to refine and improve paddling skills and get ready for paddling events during the season.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Al Daggett alex.daggett065@gmail.com (617-283-6601)

Sea Kayak Season Tune-up

Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

At this Annual Training sea kayakers we will work with essential skill for safe and effective paddling in coastal areas and the ocean. This is a good opportunity to refine and improve paddling skills and get ready for paddling events during the season.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Al Daggett (617-283-6601)

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