This clinic kayak stroke and rescue is designed for everyone from the casual paddlers who wish to enjoy our many inland lakes and rivers to those who are looking for the necessary skill that will lead to more advanced kayak touring.
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
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We will be kayak camping on Lovell Island as we improve our stroke and rescue skills in the open-water environment of the harbor. If you are ready to take your kayaking skills and experience to the next level, join us for this adventurous weekend. Our goal will be to make you a safer kayaker. Food and camping fee additional (~ $65)
Scenic tidal basin off the Piscataqua river near Portsmouth. We'll launch at the mouth of this basin and paddle with the incoming tide. After lunch and some exploring we'll return the same way. Expect about 15 miles RT. This is protected water, but there may be strong tidal currents near the mouth. L2 personal seakayaks, 14 feet or longer, with bulkheads, PFDs, skirts and all personal safety gear, lunch and at least 2 liters of water.
Level 2 sea kayak trip. Launch in Dorchester, paddle to Spectacle Island or others as weather dictates. Approximate distance 10 miles.
Paddling from Cohasset Harbor to Minot Light. Significant open water exposure, up to 15 miles RT. Experienced sea kayakers only.
We will launch from Cashman Park in Newburyport and paddle down to Salisbury Beach State Park. Chance to see seals sunning themselves on the rocks at low tide. PFD, Spray skirt, and wet/dry suit required, bring food and water, leader will provide charcoal.
Launching from Pavilion Beach in Ipswich, we'll paddle both protected and open water. We'll land on the south end of the island for lunch and swimming. PFD, sprayskirt, min. boat length 15'. Bring sunscreen, water, lunch, and a towel.
Paddle from Gloucester Harbor to Manchester Harbor and back. 15 miles RT. Open water experience required.
Join us for a mid-week paddle in Boston's Inner Harbor. Bring lunch and a swim suit. L1/L2
The clinic will cover wet exits and assisted rescues that you need for advanced trips. Bring your kayak and prepare to get wet. There won't be a dry eye in the park when we are done. Rentals available through Charles River Canoe and Kayak.