Paddling - Sea Kayaking

Merrimack River seakayak

Saturday, May 9, 2015 12:00 AM

We'll paddle down the Merrimack River from Newburyport to Salisbury Beach State Park. Hopefully we'll see seals sunning themselves on the rocks at low tide. We'll stick around for a little BBQ at the pavilion then paddle back up the river with the rising tide.
Must have own seakayak, PFD, skirt, paddle and cold water attire.
Leader will provide the charcoal, spatula and tongs byobbq.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Nardone (978-504-9743)
Coleader: 
TBA
Registrar: 
Rob Nardone

Sea kayaking introduction to Woods Hole

Saturday, June 13, 2015 12:00 AM

Visit Hadley's Harbor and Weepecket island from Woods Hole. The ~12 mile trip will leave from Trunk River beach, paddle past Nobska lighthouse to Lackey's bay, then meander through Hadley's Harbor in time for lunch on Weepecket island. In the afternoon, we'll paddle downcurrent through Woods Hole passage to Nobska point and Trunk River. The trip is intended for paddlers wishing to paddle this high-current area with controlled exposure to sometimes challenging conditions.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Josko Catipovic
Coleader: 
Jeff Barrell jbarrell@yahoo.com
Registrar: 
Jeff Barrell jbarrell@yahoo.com

AMC Sea Kayak Leader's Tune Up

Saturday, May 30, 2015 12:00 AM to Sunday, May 31, 2015 12:00 AM

Annual organizational and instructional event for AMC sea kayak leaders, co-leaders, and experienced paddlers (members from all chapters are welcome). The training on Saturday will include: strokes, rescues, scenarios, and trip planning, and will take place on Lake Cochichuate, Natick. The training on Sunday will include: pre-launch briefing, navigation, group cohesion, safety, and leadership, and will take place in Boston Harbor.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer blejer@ll.mit.edu
Registrar: 
Dennis Blejer Blejer@LL.MIT.edu

Acadia/Bar Harbor Camping Trip

Monday, July 27, 2015 12:00 AM to Friday, July 31, 2015 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 Hadley's campground in Bar Harbor. From Hadley's we will run sea kayak day trips to the Porcupine Islands, Cranberry Islands and the Ovens. We will also partner with Pinniped Kayak Adventures to provide non-AMC group skill trips to Sullivan Falls (Wed 29th) for current/surfing play and Rocks and Ledges play (Fri 31st).

Trip details

Activity region: 
Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Gerald Smith softsmithjr@msn.com
Rick Hens rickhens@comcast.net

Newcastle Island Circumnavigation

Saturday, April 18, 2015 12:00 AM

Kick the paddling season off with a Level 2+ (potential winter conditions/current) paddle around Newcastle Island at the mouth of the Piscataquis River in Portsmouth, NH. This scenic trip was featured in a Sea Kayak magazine article. Depending upon sea state and temps a side trip to Whaleback Light will be included. Points of interest in addition to the light are Fort Constitution, NH Coast Guard Station, Fort Stark, Historic Wentworth Hotel and numerous Little Harbor/Back Channel inner islands.

Trip details

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

Beal Island Canoe & Sea Kayak Weekend

Friday, May 22, 2015 12:00 AM to Monday, May 25, 2015 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: $92 AMC members/ $107 non-AMC members (does not include boat rental)

Trip details

Activity region: 
Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Canoeing
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

Gerrish Island Circumnavigation

Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:00 AM

Circumnavigate Gerrish Island from Portsmouth, NH. Level 2+ trip (14 Miles)
Must have 15 ft kayak with bulkheads, PFD/spray skirt, and be comfortable with wet exit, assisted rescues and 2 knot river crossings. Bring water, sunscreen, a big smile and lunch. Additional smiles will be provided.

Trip details

Activity region: 
New Hampshire, Seacoast
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Gerald Smith softsmithjr@msn.com (603-236-1549)
Coleader: 
Rick Hens rickhens@comcast.net
Registrar: 
Gerald Smith softsmithjr@msn.com (603-236-1549)

Adventures along the MITA trail

Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:00 AM to Monday, September 1, 2014 12:00 AM

Labor day weekend of kayaking and camping in upper Casco bay in Maine. Upper Casco is much quieter than the area around Portland and offers mostly protected water for paddling. This will be a level 2 trip: 15 miles or less per day with some areas exposed to open seas, but mostly protected water. Our specific route will depend upon conditions. Dana and Jeff can accommodate some level 2 paddlers that are new to camping from kayak - please contact us for more info. Just because we're camping doesn't mean we eat granola bars for dinner!

Trip details

Activity region: 
Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell jbarrell@yahoo.com
Dana Gray dana.c.gray@verizon.net
Registrar: 
Jeff Barrell JBarrell@yahoo.com

Boston Harbor Inner Islands: Level 2

Sunday, August 3, 2014 12:00 AM

Boston Harbor offers paddlers a variety of interesting islands and destinations, yet is very close and convenient. The inner islands offer protection from waves, but boat traffic and channel crossings are the main hazards. This paddle will visit Spectacle, Georges, and other islands depending on wind, weather, and group. The requirements for this trip are: (1) a sea kayak (14' or greater) with bulkheads fore and aft, deck lines, spray skirt, and PFD, and (2) must be able to paddle comfortably for 13 miles, wet exit and re-enter your kayak with an assisted rescue.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeffrey Millman jeffrey.millman33@gmail.com (978-437-7438)
Coleader: 
Dan Foster dan@danandjori.com
Registrar: 
Jeffrey Millman Jeffrey.millman33@gmail.com (978-437-7438)

Gloucester Harbor to Good Harbor Beach: Level 2

Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:00 AM

We'll navigate through the busy harbor, curl around Eastern Point Lighthouse and paddle up to Good Harbor Beach and Salt Island up the coast, taking in spectacular scenery. On the way back we'll explore Gloucester's Inner Harbor and have lunch docking at the Madfish Grille, before returning to the put-in. The requirements for this trip are: (1) a sea kayak (14' or greater) with bulkheads fore and aft, deck lines, spray skirt, and PFD, and (2) must be able to paddle comfortably for 13 miles, wet exit and re-enter your kayak with an assisted rescue.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeffrey Millman jeffrey.millman33@gmail.com (978-437-7438)
Coleader: 
Kara Greenfield kara.b.greenfield@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Jeffrey Millman Jeffrey.millman33@gmail.com (978-437-7438)

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