Paddling - Sea Kayaking

Intro to Sea Kayaking (boats available)

Sunday, June 25, 2017
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mary Buntin (978-774-3085)

AMC seakayak leader with experience paddling along the MA north shore

James Slack
Registrar: 
Mary Bunttin (978-774-3085)

Pond Social for Paddlers

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).

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling
Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Melanie Rausch

Boston Harbor Sea Kayak Trip

Saturday, June 10, 2017 12:00 AM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer blejer@ll.mit.edu

Dennis Blejer is a Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Leader with ACA certifications in Open Water Skills and Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership

Registrar: 
Dennis Blejer Blejer@LL.MIT.edu

Hingham Harbor Paddle

Sunday, July 2, 2017 12:00 AM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer blejer@ll.mit.edu

Dennis Blejer is a Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Leader with ACA certifications in Open Water Skills and Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership

Registrar: 
Dennis Blejer Blejer@LL.MIT.edu

Portsmouth Little Harbor Level 2 Skills Trip

Sunday, May 14, 2017
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Portsmouth Little Harbor Level 2 Skills, May 14, 11 AM launch, Odiorne Point Boat Launch at Witches Spring Creek bridge (Not the Ocean Science Center Lot)

NOTE: Priority for this trip is given to waitlisted paddlers on the June Portsmouth Little Harbor Level 2 Skills trip.

This is an Advanced Novice/Intermediate Paddler skills development trip around Little Harbor, The Back Channel (Piscataquis River), The Inner Harbor Islands, Sagamore Creek.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Gerald Smith softsmithjr@msn.com

AMC SK Leader, Registered Maine Guide, ACA Instructor, WFR/WEMT

Sea Kayak Spring Tune-Up

Sunday, June 4, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer blejer@ll.mit.edu

Dennis Blejer is a Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Leader with ACA certifications in Open Water Skills and Trip Leadership

Registrar: 
Dennis Blejer blejer@ll.mit.edu

Beal Island Canoe & Sea Kayak Weekend

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)

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Canoeing
Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kenneth Kaiser kkaiser@alum.mit.edu (978-664-5984; before 9 pm)
Coleader: 
Donna Jean Kaiser

Paddle to Nahant (L2)

Saturday, July 23, 2016 12:00 AM

Open water paddle to visit Nahant, an island ~5 miles off Revere beach. We will be exposed to swells and maybe some wind on return. If conditions are not suitable for level 2, will stay within harbor.

Trip details

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

Jeff leads sea kayak and backcountry ski trip with AMC for 15 years. Its the journey and the destination, but priority is having fun.

Dana Gray

L2 Sea Kayaking from Bass Harbor, Acadia

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).

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Gerald Smith softsmithjr@msn.com
Rick Hens
Registrar: 
Gerald Smith softsmithjr@msn.com

Pond Social for Paddlers

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 5:30 PM

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).

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Paddling
Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Melanie Rausch mellrr@yahoo.com

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