Designed for intermediate sea-kayakers who want to learn the basics of kayak navigation. Discussion and on-the-water-training in Hingham Harbor.
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Boston Harbor sea-kayak with lunch at the Barking Crab. Intermediate sea-kayak skills required. From Pleasure Bay we will round Spectacle Island and paddle into the Inner Harbor. 8-10 miles RT.
Kayaking on the Charles River, from Cambridge to Boston and back, 8 miles rt. Some experience and a 14 ft or longer kayak required; rentals available from CRCK.
Paddle through the inner harbor of Portsmouth and the beach at Fort Foster in Kittery, ME for lunch (L will supply charcoal; bring your own food), and swimming (bring a towel). Return trip will take us along the coast in open water back to Odiorne Point. Launch at 10:00am.
Paddle around Castle Island in Ipswich. Launch at Pavilion Beach at high tide, paddle through Ipswich Bay, around Castle Neck, and return along Crane's Beach. RT 9 miles, with the last half in open water.
Paddle down Merrimack River from Newburyport to Salisbury, and return with the tide. Opportunity to see seals at Salisbury Beach. Picnic at state reservation while waiting for tide to turn. L will provide charcoal, so bring something to grill.