Paddling - Sea Kayaking

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Sea Kayak Camping Adventures along the MITA trail (Casco Bay)

Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:00 AM to Monday, September 2, 2013 12:00 AM

Paddle the MITA trail across Casco bay over Labor Day weekend. Starting from Portland, we will paddle, hike, and camp amongst the islands, working our way eastward into the quiet waters of eastern Casco. The plan is to cover 37 miles over 3 days and shuttle vehicles to skip the slog back. This is a level 3 trip, covering 12-16 miles per day with long (4-5miles) stretches of exposed water. We will modify itinerary/objectives based on weather, winds, and seas. Participants need to be familiar with camping and packing their boats as we will move camp each day.

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
Registrar: 
Jeff Barrell jbarrell@yahoo.com

Sea kayak Casco Bay, ME wildlife

Sunday, August 25, 2013 12:00 AM

Just a 2 hour ride from Boston to the uninhabited sandy islands of Casco Bay where Capt Kidd once hid his Jewels and Booty. Paddle this little corner of paradise near the quaint village and town landing of Freeport, Maine on the Harraseeket river. Tour along a small island chain that will take you from the mainland in Freeport to small islands with quaint names like Pound of Tea and some not so quaint such as Sow and Pigs, Goose, Crab and Sisters.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Gerald Smith (603-236-1549)
Coleader: 
Dana Gray
Registrar: 
Gerald Smith

Thacher Island, Rockport, MA

Sunday, August 11, 2013 12:00 AM

Level 2 paddle to Thacher Island, http://www.thacherisland.org Rockport, MA followed with a cookout in Pigeon Cove. We will start from Rockport at 10 AM for the paddle to Thacher Is. Must have own 14+ foot seakayak with bulkheads, PFD, shirt and personal safety gear. Comfortable with wet exit and paddling ~10 miles in exposed ocean conditions.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Dana Gray
Coleader: 
Mary Buntin
Registrar: 
Mary Buntin

Sea Kayak on Casco Bay level 2

Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:00 AM

Just a 2 hour ride from Boston to the uninhabited sandy islands of Casco Bay where Capt Kidd once hid his Jewels and Booty. Paddle this little corner of paradise near the quaint village and town landing of Freeport, Maine on the Harraseeket river. Tour along a small island chain that will take you from the mainland in Freeport to small islands with quaint names like Pound of Tea and some not so quaint such as Sow and Pigs, Goose, Crab and Sisters.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Gerald Smith (603-236-1549)
Coleader: 
TBA
Registrar: 
Gerald Smith

Sea Kayak Boston Harbor (L2)

Sunday, July 28, 2013 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. Plan on 12 miles (Level 2) of somewhat protected water with some channel crossings. Participants will need a boat > 15' with two hatches and spray skirt. Experience with level 1 trips and wet exits are mandatory.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell jbarrell@yahoo.com
Coleader: 
Jeffrey Millman
Registrar: 
Jeffrey Millman jeffreymillman33@gmail.com

Circumnavigation of Gerrish Island

Saturday, September 7, 2013 12:00 AM

Circumnavigate Gerrish Island from Portsmouth, NH. Beautiful and exciting paddle in the NH Seacoast area. Must have 14' or longer sea kayak with bulkheads, a PFD and skirt, and be comfortable with wet exit.
Bring water, sunscreen and lunch.

Trip details

Activity region: 
New Hampshire, Seacoast
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Gerald Smith (603-236-1549)
Coleader: 
Jeff Parker
Registrar: 
Gerald Smith

Misery Islands, Beverly, MA level 2

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:00 AM

Paddle from Beverly to Misery Islands and Manchester Harbor, approx. 10 miles. Plan to be on the water by 10AM. Must have kayak with bulkheads, a PFD and skirt, and be comfortable doing wet exits. Bring water, sunscreen and lunch. Registration required. Level 2

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mary Buntin (978-774-3085)
Coleader: 
Jillfrances Gray
Registrar: 
Mary Buntin

Circumnavigation of Marblehead Neck

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:00 AM

Circumnavigate Marblehead Neck, approx. 8 miles. Plan to be on the water by 10AM. Must have kayak with bulkheads, a PFD and skirt, and be comfortable doing wet exits. Bring water, sunscreen and lunch.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mary Buntin (978-774-3085)
Coleader: 
Jeff Millman
Registrar: 
Jeff Millman

Casco Bay

Friday, May 31, 2013 12:00 AM to Sunday, June 2, 2013 12:00 AM

Rescue skills and sea kayaks with two bulkheads required. Depart Freeport, ME Friday noon (parking/launch fee) for remote Maine Island Trail campsite. Saturday paddle to Jewel Island from base camp with side trip possibilities. Depart base camp Sunday for three island tour on return to mainland. Intermediate to advanced kayak paddling skills required. Participants will be responsible for all necessary kayak, camping equipment and meals (see leader). Saturday pancake breakfast provided. Wet/Dry Suits mandatory. Maximum trip capacity 8 paddlers.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Gerald Smith (603-236-1549)
Coleader: 
Dana Gray
Registrar: 
Gerald Smith

Marblehead to Salem

Saturday, September 21, 2013 12:00 AM

Starting in Marblehead, we will round the peninsula and go into Salem Harbor for lunch, returning the same way. Round trip distance is 10 statute miles. Expect about 5 hours on the water and an average pace of about 2 knots. Some 1-2 foot chop is possible near Peaches Point and powerboat traffic is likely. Full length sea kayak & gear and wet exit experience are required. Limited to 10 participants.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kevin Fredette kevintfredette@gmail.com
Jeff Parker ffejrekrap@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Kevin Fredette kevintfredette@gmail.com

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