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.
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
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.
Paddle from City Point to historic Georges Island and return. Opportunity to explore the island. Intermediate sea kayaking skills required. Must be able to paddle in moderate conditions such as 10 knot winds and 2 foot seas at 3 knots. Assisted rescue skills and sea kayaks 15 ft or longer with front and rear bulkheads, are required. Approximately 12 miles.
Dennis Blejer is a Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership and Open Water Skills
Al Daggett is a Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Coleader with ACA L3 Instructor and Coastal Kayak Trip Leader certifications.
Join us for a level 2 paddle at Woods Hole. This ~12 mile paddle will cross main channel to Hadley's harbor where we will play in some current in the gutters, then return across the channel to the launch. Woods Hole channel has strong currents and boat traffic. In addition, there may be strong (15-20 knot) tailwinds in the afternoon. This trip is ideal for those seeking to improve their paddling skills in moderate currents. Helmets are needed when playing around rocks and current.
Jeff has led sea kayak trips many years in New England area. He particularly likes camping on MITA islands in Maine.
We will launch from Devereaux Beach and paddle around Marblehead Neck, stopping for lunch at a convenient island.
This is a level 2 trip: 4-6 miles along exposed coast. Boats must be touring boats i.e. bulkheads fore & aft.
Bring lunch and plenty of drinking water.
Paddle and camp in Casco bay in Maine. We establish a base camp and explore various islands including Jewell. Winds and weather can change these plans. This trip is for level 2 paddlers who can pack their own boat, launch, land, and maneuver a loaded kayak in variable ocean conditions and weather. Expect to paddle 8-12 miles each day at ~2.5 mph pace (moderate). Estimated cost is $50 for food.
Jeff has been leading kayak and camping trips in Maine and Massachusetts for 15+ years. Group meals and tasty food are an important component to his trips and participants are expected to help prepare and clean.
Four day adventure paddling around Deer Isle in Maine. Beautiful scenery and great campsites on MITA islands. This is a level 2 trip with 8-11 miles per day in mostly protected water, although be aware that weather can change on the coast over four days. Participants must be experienced packing, launching/landing, and maneuvering loaded boats since we will be moving camp each day.
Jeff has led kayak trips for several years. Camping on Maine islands is a favorite.
Al is an AMC Boston Chapter sea kayak coleader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership and Level III skills.
Are you up for an ambitious paddle around Naushon Island? We'll paddle ~17 naughts at a 3.5mph pace (level 3). We'll get a tidal and tail wind push back in the afternoon and opportunity for surfing! This trip is not for casual paddlers - you'll need suitable boat, be able to keep up, and experience in following seas. Registration is required - please provide your boat make & length, other paddles you've done and when, plus your contact info.
Jeff has led sea kayak trips in Boston, MA, NH, but especially loves camping on MITA islands in Maine.
Intended for those who have limited sea kayaking experience or want a refresher. This fast paced session will cover essential strokes, rescues, navigation, tides, and paddling near and across boating channels. It will take place in Hingham Harbor and will include paddling around some of the Harbor Islands. Basic kayaking skills are required, including the ability to confidently wet exit with a spray skirt. Expect a full day of instruction, training, and paddling. A 15 foot (minimum) kayak with fore and aft bulkheads, spray skirt, and PFD, are required.
Dennis Blejer is an AMC Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership and Open Water Skills
Join us for a weekend camp adventure on Beal island in Maine. This trip is tailored for those that have not (or have) island camped out of a kayak. We will discuss needed gear and packing a boat as well as route planning, weather, meals, VHF basics, and other necessary topics for multi-day paddling in ocean environment. You will need paddling experience including wet exits and rescues as well as some camping experience with backpack or car (RV does not count).
Jeff has been kayaking for many years and has led several Maine camping trips.