Westport river is perfect place to start your paddling season. Easy, quiet, scenic, and warmer water. We will paddle 12 miles (tide assisted) from head to Horseneck beach. Rental boats are available at launch. Expect to see lots of ospreys, ducks, and other birds. After paddling, we regroup next to take-out for drinks on the deck overlooking the river (with an option for dinner). This is a level 1+ trip. You must be able to paddle 12 miles (tide assisted) in 4-5 hours, with breaks. The water is protected from waves, but we might encounter winds.
First part of a 3 part series on intermediate sea kayaking in coastal waters. This session will cover strokes, crossing a boating channel, and rescues. It will take place in Boston Harbor and will include paddling around the Inner Harbor Islands. Basic flat water kayaking skills are required, including the ability to confidently wet exit with a spray skirt. A 14 foot (minimum) kayak with fore and aft bulkheads, spray skirt, and PFD, are required. Session 2 will cover navigation, and Session 3 will be on leadership and safety.
Friday, May 27, 2016 1:00 PM to Sunday, May 29, 2016 12:00 AM
Casco Bay Maine Island Trail Sea kayak camping. Rescue skills and sea kayaks with two bulkheads required. Depart Freeport, ME Friday 1 pm (parking/launch fee) for remote Maine island 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). Wet/Dry Suits mandatory on board and at leaders request. Maximum trip capacity 10 paddlers.
Annual organizational and instructional event for AMC sea kayak leaders, co-leaders, and experienced paddlers (members from all chapters are welcome). The training will include: strokes, rescues, scenarios, and trip planning. Barbecue follows the training.
Come meet AMC paddlers as we start planning trips for this season. Informal gathering with BBQ, sides, and soft drinks (welcome to bring sides, dessert, and adult beverages). Checkout our clinics for this season to improve your skills, find out what is needed for camping, and just meet and mingle.
Please RSVP to help food planning.
Friday, May 27, 2016 12:00 AM to Monday, May 30, 2016 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)
Friday, September 18, 2015 12:00 AM to Sunday, September 20, 2015 12:00 AM
Enjoy a weekend camping on islands in Casco Bay. We'll launch from Yarmouth, ME on Friday afternoon and paddle out to camp on one of the islands of the Maine Island Trail. Saturday we'll paddle out to Eagle Island to see Admiral Peary's summer house, and then explore other islands, and then return to Yarmouth on Sunday. We'll paddle 6-8 miles per day, spending 3-4 hours on the water. Otherwise we'll explore some of the islands, go swimming or fishing.
Cost for launch fees, parking, and trip are expected to be $21 per person.
Saturday, September 5, 2015 12:00 AM to Monday, September 7, 2015 12:00 AM
Three days paddling in Muscongus Bay, Maine. This quiet bay is out of the way and offers much to explore. We plan on paddling 12-18 miles per day, including venture out to Eastern Egg to watch puffins (if conditions permit). This is level 3 trip and participants must have some experience packing, launching, and maneuvering loaded kayaks. There is open water crossings, so expect some swells. Camping does not mean we eat granola bars for dinner! Our boats can carry lots of goodies (and beer), so we live well on the islands.
Explore the northeast section of Buzzards bay on this ~10 mile long level 2 paddle. We expect to paddle from Monk's cove, around Wings Neck, to Bassets island for lunch and leisurely break, and then return the same way.
We'll paddle out of Marblehead Harbor to Great Misery Island. This is an L2 trip and will require a boat at least 14 feet long, with bulkheads or with flotation bags. We'll spend some time on Misery Island swimming and walking the trails. Pack a lunch, towel and sunscreen and your Trustees of the Reservation membership card or $5 for the landing fee.
Launch location and time will be provided to registered paddlers.