Paddling - Sea Kayaking

Outer Brewsters Rocks

Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:00 AM

Paddle from Hull through the Gut to the Outer Brewster Islands passing Boston Light on the way. We will be exploring the various rock gardens and playing in the more benign ones. Time and weather permitting we may venture out to the Graves to see the lighthouse and even more rock garden play. Good paddling skills and helmets are required!

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer djblejer@verizon.net

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

Al Daggett

Alex Daggett is a Boston Chapter sea kayak leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership and Coastal Kayak Instructor.

Registrar: 
Dennis Blejer djblejer@verizon.net

Pond Social for Paddlers

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Come to our Wednesday evening (4 pm - dark, June 5 - Aug 28) 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

Navigation Clinic

Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:00 AM

This session will cover the basics of sea kayak navigation with both practical sessions on land and on the water. Topics covered will be: chart and compass skills, boating channels and navigational aids, tides, and nav-on-the-move. Preference given to those who attended the Intro to Boston Harbor on June 16 or in previous years. Otherwise must be confident in a sea kayak in coastal waters and have assisted rescue skills.. This session will take place in Hingham Harbor. A 15 foot (minimum) sea kayak with fore and aft bulkheads, spray skirt, PFD, are required.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer djblejer@verizon.net

Dennis Blejer is an AMC Boston Chapter sea kayak leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership and Open Water Skills

Al Daggett

Alex Daggett is an AMC Boston Chapter sea kayak leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership and Coastal Kayak Instructor.

Registrar: 
Dennis Blejer djblejer@verizon.net

Boston Harbor Instructional

Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:00 AM

Intended for intermediate sea kayakers who want to take their skills to the next level. This training session will cover strokes, use of skegs and rudders, rescues, navigation, tides, crossing boating channels, and group cohesion and leadership. It will take place in Boston Harbor and will include paddling around the Inner Harbor Islands. Intermediate sea kayaking skills are required, including the ability to re-enter your kayak with an assisted rescue. Expect a full day of instruction, training, and paddling.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer djblejer@verizon.net

Dennis Blejer is an AMC Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayaking Trip Leadership and Open Water Skills

Al Daggett

Alex Daggett is an AMC Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayaking Trip Leadership and Coastal Kayaking Instructor

Registrar: 
Dennis Blejer

Sea Kayak Spring Tune-Up

Saturday, June 1, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:00 AM

An annual training event for sea kayak enthusiasts on Lake Cochituate, Framingham. We will work all essential skills for safe and effective paddling on the ocean. This is a good opportunity to refine and improve techniques and get ready for the upcoming season. This year we welcome new comers and beginners to sea kayaking.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer djblejer@verizon.net

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

"To Row and Let Go," Film screening and social

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Join us for a screening of "To Row and Let Go," Q&A with filmmaker Doug Welch, hors d'oeuvres, refreshments (including Maine Island Trail Ale!), and conversation with fellow coastal explorers.

About the film: Follow Doug (Executive Director of the Maine Island Trail Association, MITA) as he takes up ocean rowing, builds a boat at the legendary Wooden Boat School, and explores 34 islands on the Maine Island Trail.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Julia Khorana

Seakayaking in Boston Harbor level 2/3

Saturday, August 3, 2019 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

From public boat ramp in Hull to Peddocks Island. Level 2/3, decked seakayak greater than 15 feet with bulkheads, skirt, PFD, wet exit and deep water rescue experience required.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
James Slack
Coleader: 
Alex Daggett
Registrar: 
Alex Daggett

Beal Island Canoe & Sea Kayak Weekend

Friday, May 24, 2019 12:00 AM to Monday, May 27, 2019 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.
Enjoy happy hour and dinner around a campfire. Moonlight paddle if water permits.
Deposit required.

Trip details

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

Seakayaking in Boston Harbor level 2/3

Saturday, October 6, 2018 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

From public boat ramp in Hull to Peddocks Island. Level 2/3, decked seakayak greater than 15 feet with bulkheads, skirt, PFD, wet exit and deep water rescue experience required.

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
James Slack
Coleader: 
Alex Daggett
Registrar: 
Alex Daggett

Misery Island

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 12:00 AM

Paddle out to Misery Island off of Beverly, Mass. We will travel along the scenic coast and spend approximately one hour on the island.

This is a Level 2 trip. Boats must be touring boats with bulkheads fore & aft.

Bring lunch and plenty of drinking water.

Registration required

Trip details

Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elaine Batzer (781-956-1386)
Mary Buntin

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