Paddling - Sea Kayaking

Pond Social for Paddlers

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5:30 PM

Come to our Wednesday evening (5:30 pm - dark, June 8 - Aug 31) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around.
Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles).

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling
Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Melanie Rausch

Pond Social for Paddlers

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 5:30 PM

Come to our Wednesday evening (5:30 pm - dark, June 8 - Aug 31) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around.
Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles).

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling
Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Melanie Rausch

Sea Kayaking: Chatham, MA to Monomoy Island

Sunday, June 19, 2016 12:00 AM

Offering two paddles to Monomoy Island so the group will divide into two.

1. Spectacular sea kayaking from Chatham down the west side of Monomoy to the historic Monomoy lighthouse. This 18 mile trip will cross Monomoy flats, with excellent chances of seeing striped bass schools and seals. Expect 15 kt southwest sea breezes in the afternoon, so participants should have some experience paddling in wind and chop. Most of the trip will be on Monomoy flats, in shallow clear water. It may be necessary to pull our boats over some shallow areas.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Josko Catipovic jcatipovic@hotmail.com (401-862-1584; Early evening)

Josko is a Boston Chapter sea kayak leader with BCU certification as a 4 Star Sea Leader

Dennis Blejer

Dennis is a Boston Chapter sea kayak leader with ACA certifications as a Coastal Kayak Trip Leader and Open Water Skills

Robert Nardone

Rob is a Boston Chapter sea kayak leader

Dana Gray

Dana is a Boston Chapter sea kayak leader with ACA certification as a Coastal Kayak Trip Leader

Registrar: 
Rob Nardone (978-504-9743)

Sea Kayak down Westport River (Lev 1+)

Saturday, May 21, 2016 12:00 AM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell (617-964-1246)

Jeff leads sea kayak and backcountry ski trips for AMC for 15+ years. He loves kayak camping in Maine, but also Boston Harbor, Woods Hole, and North shore.

Jeff Parker

Intermediate Sea Kayaking

Saturday, June 18, 2016 12:00 AM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer

Dennis Blejer is a Boston Chapter Sea Kayak leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership and Open Water Skills

Rick Hens

Rick Hens is a Boston Chapter Sea Kayak leader with ACA certification in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership

Registrar: 
Dennis Blejer

Memorial Weekend Camping Trip in Casco Bay

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Gerald Smith
Rick Hens
Registrar: 
Gerald Smith

Sea Kayak Spring Tune-up

Saturday, June 4, 2016 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer Blejer@LL.MIT.edu

Dennis Blejer is a Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Leader with ACA Coastal Kayak Trip Leader and Open Water Skills certifications.

Registrar: 
Dennis Blejer Blejer@LL.MIT.edu

Sea Kayak Planning & Social

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell jbarrell@yahoo.com (617-964-1246)

Beal Island Canoe & Sea Kayak Weekend

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)

Trip details

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

Casco Bay Kayak Camping Trip

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.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Nardone
Jeff Barrell
Registrar: 
Robert Nardone rnardone@hotmail.com (978-504-9743)

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