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Sea Kayaking Trips 2014

Massachusetts has over 1,500 miles of coastline, ranging from the dramatic rocky shores of Cape Ann to the sandy beaches of Cape Cod and the Islands. We offer a wide selection of day trips to locations throughout
Through our sea kayaking trips you can experience the amazing Massachusetts coast, including Boston Harbor.
Massachusetts, giving you a chance to explore this picturesque coast under the watchful eye of an experienced guide and instructor.
At Charles River Canoe & Kayak, our focus is education. Therefore, most of our trips have a strong instructional component, and all offer a low student:instructor ratio. Even our "destination" trips incorporate some paddling and safety skill development. It's our goal to have kayakers leave our trips as better paddlers.
These trips offer a level of adventure for everyone, whether you're a complete beginner looking for an Introductory Trip or a seasoned paddler seeking to expand your skills or go somewhere new. See our trip ratings for more information on necessary skill levels for our trips.
Life jacket, paddle, wetsuit, and paddling jacket rentals are included in the price of the trip. Drysuit rentals are available for $20 per trip. Bring a hearty lunch and plenty of water, and dress for the weather. Trips depart our Newton Boathouse (unless otherwise noted) at the time indicated and return by 5pm. Trips always run unless the weather is extreme; alternate plans will usually be arranged. Please call us at (617) 965-5110 if you have questions.
Pricing for Most Trips:
$139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
$155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
For Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing, Playing in Surf, and Rock Gardens:
$175 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (maximum 4:1 student:instructor ratio) and complimentary use of a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability). Sorry, no discounts are available with your own boat.
$90 for an Adult, including guiding and double kayak rental. Food and beverages at the restaurant are not included.
$80 for a Child ages 10 to 15. Each child must be accompanied by one adult.
May 2014 DIFFICULTY
RATING
DEPARTS
NEWTON
Sat. 10 Ocean Skills: Current — Cold Water
  • Free use of a Kokatat Drysuit (enter Coupon COLDWATER).
  • 15% off Kokatat Drysuit orders.
  • 7am
    Ocean Skills: Current Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Cohasset. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Ocean Paddling Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introductory Classes and Basic Ocean Skills must have previous ocean kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, self-rescue, and bracing skills, before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current.
    If you have had no formal instruction (even if you've been paddling for a while), we strongly recommend that you take our Introduction to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills: Current, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Current but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Current but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 6 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills: Current must be able to paddle 6 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal instruction in bracing and rescue skills on the ocean, like our Basic Ocean Skills or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 6 miles in an outing.
  • Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
    Sat, Aug. 23, 8:00 AMSun, Sep. 7, 8:00 AMSun, Sep. 21, 8:00 AM
    Book Now
    Sun. 18 Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing 8am
    Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to our destination. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $175 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (maximum 4:1 student:instructor ratio) and complimentary use of a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability). Sorry, no discounts are available with your own boat.
    Formal Instruction in Current Required
    Students must have previous ocean kayaking instruction in waves and current, such as our Ocean Skills full-day trip, before participating in our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing. The conditions we expect to encounter during our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing are very challenging, and students must have strong bracing skills, excellent boat lean, and be very comfortable performing wet exits and assisted rescues.
    If you have had no formal instruction (even if you've been paddling for a while), we strongly recommend that you take our Introduction to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have taken introductory instruction but are not comfortable performing skills like boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues in waves and strong current, you should take our Ocean Skills trip.
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Be Prepared to Paddle in Challenging Conditions
    Students must be prepared to experience challenging conditions during our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing. We will hold this trip in conditions of 10- to 15-knot winds and 2- to 3-foot (head-high) waves, if necessary.
    If you are not yet comfortable paddling in significant wind and waves, we recommend building your skills in our Ocean Skills trip. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 10 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing must be able to paddle 10 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal ocean paddling instruction in turbulent conditions, like our Ocean Skills.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Skills to paddle in challenging conditions of 10-15 knot winds and 2-3 foot waves.
  • Ability to paddle 10 miles in an outing.
  • Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
    Sun, Sep. 14, 8:00 AMSat, Oct. 4, 8:00 AM
    Book Now
    Sat. 31 Ocean Skills 8am
    Ocean Skills Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Cohasset Harbor. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Introductory Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or private lesson must have previous kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, before participating in our Ocean Skills.
    If you are not comfortable performing intermediate skills like sweep strokes, boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues, you'll be shocked by how much your skills improve by taking our Intro. to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 5 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills must be able to paddle 5 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal introductory instruction, like our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 5 miles in an outing.
  • Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
    Sun, Aug. 24, 8:00 AMSat, Sep. 27, 8:00 AMSat, Oct. 11, 8:00 AM
    Book Now
    June 2014 DIFFICULTY
    RATING
    DEPARTS
    NEWTON
    Sun. 1 Marblehead Harbor Intro 8am
    Full-Day Introductory Sea Kayak Trip -- Marblehead meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to the put-in. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    No Dates Are Currently Scheduled
    Book Now
    Sat. 7 Advanced Ocean Skills 6am
    Advanced Ocean Skills Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Woods Hole. We plan to return to Newton approximately 11 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Instruction in Current Required
    Students must have previous ocean kayaking instruction in waves and current, such as our Ocean Skills full-day trip, before participating in our Ocean Skills: Advanced. The conditions we expect to encounter during our Ocean Skills: Advanced are very challenging, and students must have strong bracing skills, excellent boat lean, and be very comfortable performing wet exits and assisted rescues.
    If you have had no formal instruction (even if you've been paddling for a while), we strongly recommend that you take our Introduction to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have taken introductory instruction but are not comfortable performing skills like boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues in waves and strong current, you should take our Ocean Skills trip.
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills: Advanced, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Advanced but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Advanced (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Advanced but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Advanced (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Be Prepared to Paddle in Challenging Conditions
    Students must be prepared to experience challenging conditions during our Ocean Skills: Advanced. We will hold this trip in conditions of 10- to 15-knot winds and 2- to 3-foot (head-high) waves, if necessary.
    If you are not yet comfortable paddling in significant wind and waves, we recommend building your skills in our Ocean Skills trip. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 10 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills: Advanced must be able to paddle 10 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal ocean paddling instruction in turbulent conditions, like our Ocean Skills.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Skills to paddle in challenging conditions of 10-15 knot winds and 2-3 foot waves.
  • Ability to paddle 10 miles in an outing.
  • No Dates Are Currently Scheduled
    Book Now
    Sun. 8 Ocean Skills 8am
    Ocean Skills Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Cohasset Harbor. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Introductory Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or private lesson must have previous kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, before participating in our Ocean Skills.
    If you are not comfortable performing intermediate skills like sweep strokes, boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues, you'll be shocked by how much your skills improve by taking our Intro. to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 5 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills must be able to paddle 5 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal introductory instruction, like our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 5 miles in an outing.
  • Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
    Sun, Aug. 24, 8:00 AMSat, Sep. 27, 8:00 AMSat, Oct. 11, 8:00 AM
    Book Now
    Sat. 14 Ocean Skills: Current 8am
    Ocean Skills: Current Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Cohasset. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Ocean Paddling Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introductory Classes and Basic Ocean Skills must have previous ocean kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, self-rescue, and bracing skills, before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current.
    If you have had no formal instruction (even if you've been paddling for a while), we strongly recommend that you take our Introduction to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills: Current, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Current but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Current but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 6 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills: Current must be able to paddle 6 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal instruction in bracing and rescue skills on the ocean, like our Basic Ocean Skills or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 6 miles in an outing.
  • Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
    Sat, Aug. 23, 8:00 AMSun, Sep. 7, 8:00 AMSun, Sep. 21, 8:00 AM
    Book Now
    Sun. 15 Thacher Island 8am
    Full-Day Kayak Trip (Level 3) -- Thacher Island meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to the put-in. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Instruction in Current Required
    Students must have previous ocean kayaking instruction in waves and current, such as our Ocean Skills full-day trip, before participating in our Kayak Trip (Level 3) -- Thacher Island. The conditions we expect to encounter during our Kayak Trip (Level 3) -- Thacher Island are very challenging, and students must have strong bracing skills, excellent boat lean, and be very comfortable performing wet exits and assisted rescues.
    If you have had no formal instruction (even if you've been paddling for a while), we strongly recommend that you take our Introduction to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have taken introductory instruction but are not comfortable performing skills like boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues in waves and strong current, you should take our Ocean Skills trip.
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Kayak Trip (Level 3) -- Thacher Island, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Kayak Trip (Level 3) -- Thacher Island but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Kayak Trip (Level 3) -- Thacher Island (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Kayak Trip (Level 3) -- Thacher Island but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Kayak Trip (Level 3) -- Thacher Island (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Be Prepared to Paddle in Challenging Conditions
    Students must be prepared to experience challenging conditions during our Kayak Trip (Level 3) -- Thacher Island. We will hold this trip in conditions of 10- to 15-knot winds and 2- to 3-foot (head-high) waves, if necessary.
    If you are not yet comfortable paddling in significant wind and waves, we recommend building your skills in our Ocean Skills trip. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 8–10 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Kayak Trip (Level 3) -- Thacher Island must be able to paddle 8–10 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal ocean paddling instruction in turbulent conditions, like our Ocean Skills.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Skills to paddle in challenging conditions of 10-15 knot winds and 2-3 foot waves.
  • Ability to paddle 8–10 miles in an outing.
  • No Dates Are Currently Scheduled
    Book Now
    Sat. 21 Ocean Skills: Navigation 8am
    Ocean Skills: Navigation Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Gloucester Harbor. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Ocean Paddling Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introductory Classes and Basic Ocean Skills must have previous ocean kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, self-rescue, and bracing skills, before participating in our Ocean Skills: Navigation.
    If you have had no formal instruction (even if you've been paddling for a while), we strongly recommend that you take our Introduction to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills: Navigation, please contact us.
    Formal Navigation Instruction Recommended
    We recommend, but do not require, that students take our Introduction to Navigation classroom session before participating in our Ocean Skills: Navigation.
    If you are not comfortable with the basics of chart reading, use of the Small-Craft Nav-Aid, and tide predictions, you should take the classroom session. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Navigation but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Navigation (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Navigation but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Navigation (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 6 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills: Navigation must be able to paddle 6 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal instruction in bracing and rescue skills on the ocean, like our Basic Ocean Skills or equivalent.
  • Formal navigation instruction, like our Introduction to Navigation classroom session, is recommended but not required.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 6 miles in an outing.
  • No Dates Are Currently Scheduled
    Book Now
    Sun. 22 Ocean Skills 8am
    Ocean Skills Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Cohasset Harbor. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Introductory Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or private lesson must have previous kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, before participating in our Ocean Skills.
    If you are not comfortable performing intermediate skills like sweep strokes, boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues, you'll be shocked by how much your skills improve by taking our Intro. to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 5 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills must be able to paddle 5 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal introductory instruction, like our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 5 miles in an outing.
  • Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
    Sun, Aug. 24, 8:00 AMSat, Sep. 27, 8:00 AMSat, Oct. 11, 8:00 AM
    Book Now
    Sat. 28 Cohasset Harbor Intro 8am
    Full-Day Introductory Sea Kayak Trip -- Cohasset meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to the put-in. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Upcoming Scheduled Date: Sat, Sep. 13, 8:00 AM
    Book Now
    Sun. 29 Womens' Intro Trip 8am
    Women's Sea Kayak Clinic Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to our destination. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    No Dates Are Currently Scheduled
    Book Now
    July 2014 DIFFICULTY
    RATING
    DEPARTS
    NEWTON
    Sun. 6 Ocean Skills 8am
    Ocean Skills Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Cohasset Harbor. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Introductory Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or private lesson must have previous kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, before participating in our Ocean Skills.
    If you are not comfortable performing intermediate skills like sweep strokes, boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues, you'll be shocked by how much your skills improve by taking our Intro. to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 5 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills must be able to paddle 5 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal introductory instruction, like our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 5 miles in an outing.
  • Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
    Sun, Aug. 24, 8:00 AMSat, Sep. 27, 8:00 AMSat, Oct. 11, 8:00 AM
    Book Now
    Sat. 12 Ocean Skills: Current 8am
    Ocean Skills: Current Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Cohasset. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Ocean Paddling Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introductory Classes and Basic Ocean Skills must have previous ocean kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, self-rescue, and bracing skills, before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current.
    If you have had no formal instruction (even if you've been paddling for a while), we strongly recommend that you take our Introduction to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills: Current, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Current but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Current but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 6 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills: Current must be able to paddle 6 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal instruction in bracing and rescue skills on the ocean, like our Basic Ocean Skills or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 6 miles in an outing.
  • Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
    Sat, Aug. 23, 8:00 AMSun, Sep. 7, 8:00 AMSun, Sep. 21, 8:00 AM
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    Sat. 12 Barking Crab Tour from Kendall Square 9am
    Four-Hour Barking Crab Tours meet at our T-accessible Kendall Square location.
    $90 for an Adult, including guiding and double kayak rental. Food and beverages at the restaurant are not included.
    $80 for a Child ages 10 to 15. Each child must be accompanied by one adult.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Tours
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a tour.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Tours may be cancelled due to inclement weather at our option, with a full refund given. No refunds will be offered if we decide to hold the tour.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel a tour due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    No Dates Are Currently Scheduled
    Book Now
    Sun. 13 Marblehead Harbor Intro 8am
    Full-Day Introductory Sea Kayak Trip -- Marblehead meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to the put-in. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    No Dates Are Currently Scheduled
    Book Now
    Sat. 19 Advanced Ocean Skills 6am
    Advanced Ocean Skills Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Woods Hole. We plan to return to Newton approximately 11 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Instruction in Current Required
    Students must have previous ocean kayaking instruction in waves and current, such as our Ocean Skills full-day trip, before participating in our Ocean Skills: Advanced. The conditions we expect to encounter during our Ocean Skills: Advanced are very challenging, and students must have strong bracing skills, excellent boat lean, and be very comfortable performing wet exits and assisted rescues.
    If you have had no formal instruction (even if you've been paddling for a while), we strongly recommend that you take our Introduction to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have taken introductory instruction but are not comfortable performing skills like boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues in waves and strong current, you should take our Ocean Skills trip.
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills: Advanced, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Advanced but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Advanced (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Advanced but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Advanced (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Be Prepared to Paddle in Challenging Conditions
    Students must be prepared to experience challenging conditions during our Ocean Skills: Advanced. We will hold this trip in conditions of 10- to 15-knot winds and 2- to 3-foot (head-high) waves, if necessary.
    If you are not yet comfortable paddling in significant wind and waves, we recommend building your skills in our Ocean Skills trip. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 10 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills: Advanced must be able to paddle 10 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal ocean paddling instruction in turbulent conditions, like our Ocean Skills.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Skills to paddle in challenging conditions of 10-15 knot winds and 2-3 foot waves.
  • Ability to paddle 10 miles in an outing.
  • No Dates Are Currently Scheduled
    Book Now
    Sun. 20 Ocean Skills: Navigation 8am
    Ocean Skills: Navigation Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Gloucester Harbor. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Ocean Paddling Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introductory Classes and Basic Ocean Skills must have previous ocean kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, self-rescue, and bracing skills, before participating in our Ocean Skills: Navigation.
    If you have had no formal instruction (even if you've been paddling for a while), we strongly recommend that you take our Introduction to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills: Navigation, please contact us.
    Formal Navigation Instruction Recommended
    We recommend, but do not require, that students take our Introduction to Navigation classroom session before participating in our Ocean Skills: Navigation.
    If you are not comfortable with the basics of chart reading, use of the Small-Craft Nav-Aid, and tide predictions, you should take the classroom session. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Navigation but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Navigation (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Navigation but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Navigation (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 6 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills: Navigation must be able to paddle 6 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal instruction in bracing and rescue skills on the ocean, like our Basic Ocean Skills or equivalent.
  • Formal navigation instruction, like our Introduction to Navigation classroom session, is recommended but not required.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 6 miles in an outing.
  • No Dates Are Currently Scheduled
    Book Now
    Sat. 26 Ocean Skills 8am
    Ocean Skills Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Cohasset Harbor. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Introductory Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or private lesson must have previous kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, before participating in our Ocean Skills.
    If you are not comfortable performing intermediate skills like sweep strokes, boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues, you'll be shocked by how much your skills improve by taking our Intro. to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 5 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills must be able to paddle 5 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal introductory instruction, like our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 5 miles in an outing.
  • Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
    Sun, Aug. 24, 8:00 AMSat, Sep. 27, 8:00 AMSat, Oct. 11, 8:00 AM
    Book Now
    Sun. 27 Cohasset Harbor Intro 8am
    Full-Day Introductory Sea Kayak Trip -- Cohasset meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to the put-in. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Upcoming Scheduled Date: Sat, Sep. 13, 8:00 AM
    Book Now
    August 2014 DIFFICULTY
    RATING
    DEPARTS
    NEWTON
    Sat. 2 Barking Crab Tour from Kendall Square 9am
    Four-Hour Barking Crab Tours meet at our T-accessible Kendall Square location.
    $90 for an Adult, including guiding and double kayak rental. Food and beverages at the restaurant are not included.
    $80 for a Child ages 10 to 15. Each child must be accompanied by one adult.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Tours
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a tour.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Tours may be cancelled due to inclement weather at our option, with a full refund given. No refunds will be offered if we decide to hold the tour.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel a tour due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    No Dates Are Currently Scheduled
    Book Now
    Sun. 3 Marblehead Harbor Intro 8am
    Full-Day Introductory Sea Kayak Trip -- Marblehead meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to the put-in. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    No Dates Are Currently Scheduled
    Book Now
    Sat. 9 Ocean Skills: Current 8am
    Ocean Skills: Current Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Cohasset. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Ocean Paddling Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introductory Classes and Basic Ocean Skills must have previous ocean kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, self-rescue, and bracing skills, before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current.
    If you have had no formal instruction (even if you've been paddling for a while), we strongly recommend that you take our Introduction to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills: Current, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Current but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Current but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 6 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills: Current must be able to paddle 6 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal instruction in bracing and rescue skills on the ocean, like our Basic Ocean Skills or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 6 miles in an outing.
  • Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
    Sat, Aug. 23, 8:00 AMSun, Sep. 7, 8:00 AMSun, Sep. 21, 8:00 AM
    Book Now
    Sun. 10 Ocean Skills 8am
    Ocean Skills Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Cohasset Harbor. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Introductory Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or private lesson must have previous kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, before participating in our Ocean Skills.
    If you are not comfortable performing intermediate skills like sweep strokes, boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues, you'll be shocked by how much your skills improve by taking our Intro. to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 5 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills must be able to paddle 5 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal introductory instruction, like our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 5 miles in an outing.
  • Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
    Sun, Aug. 24, 8:00 AMSat, Sep. 27, 8:00 AMSat, Oct. 11, 8:00 AM
    Book Now
    Sat. 16 Advanced Ocean Skills 6am
    Advanced Ocean Skills Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Woods Hole. We plan to return to Newton approximately 11 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Instruction in Current Required
    Students must have previous ocean kayaking instruction in waves and current, such as our Ocean Skills full-day trip, before participating in our Ocean Skills: Advanced. The conditions we expect to encounter during our Ocean Skills: Advanced are very challenging, and students must have strong bracing skills, excellent boat lean, and be very comfortable performing wet exits and assisted rescues.
    If you have had no formal instruction (even if you've been paddling for a while), we strongly recommend that you take our Introduction to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have taken introductory instruction but are not comfortable performing skills like boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues in waves and strong current, you should take our Ocean Skills trip.
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills: Advanced, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Advanced but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Advanced (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Advanced but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Advanced (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Be Prepared to Paddle in Challenging Conditions
    Students must be prepared to experience challenging conditions during our Ocean Skills: Advanced. We will hold this trip in conditions of 10- to 15-knot winds and 2- to 3-foot (head-high) waves, if necessary.
    If you are not yet comfortable paddling in significant wind and waves, we recommend building your skills in our Ocean Skills trip. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 10 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills: Advanced must be able to paddle 10 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal ocean paddling instruction in turbulent conditions, like our Ocean Skills.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Skills to paddle in challenging conditions of 10-15 knot winds and 2-3 foot waves.
  • Ability to paddle 10 miles in an outing.
  • No Dates Are Currently Scheduled
    Book Now
    Sat. 23 Ocean Skills: Current 8am
    Ocean Skills: Current Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Cohasset. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Ocean Paddling Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introductory Classes and Basic Ocean Skills must have previous ocean kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, self-rescue, and bracing skills, before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current.
    If you have had no formal instruction (even if you've been paddling for a while), we strongly recommend that you take our Introduction to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills: Current, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Current but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Current but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 6 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills: Current must be able to paddle 6 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal instruction in bracing and rescue skills on the ocean, like our Basic Ocean Skills or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 6 miles in an outing.
  • Scheduled Dates Beginning 8/23/2014:
    Sat, Aug. 23, 8:00 AMSun, Sep. 7, 8:00 AMSun, Sep. 21, 8:00 AM
    Book Now
    Sun. 24 Ocean Skills 8am
    Ocean Skills Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Cohasset Harbor. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Introductory Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or private lesson must have previous kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, before participating in our Ocean Skills.
    If you are not comfortable performing intermediate skills like sweep strokes, boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues, you'll be shocked by how much your skills improve by taking our Intro. to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 5 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills must be able to paddle 5 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal introductory instruction, like our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 5 miles in an outing.
  • Scheduled Dates Beginning 8/24/2014:
    Sun, Aug. 24, 8:00 AMSat, Sep. 27, 8:00 AMSat, Oct. 11, 8:00 AM
    Book Now
    September 2014 DIFFICULTY
    RATING
    DEPARTS
    NEWTON
    Sun. 7 Ocean Skills: Current 8am
    Ocean Skills: Current Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Cohasset. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Ocean Paddling Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introductory Classes and Basic Ocean Skills must have previous ocean kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, self-rescue, and bracing skills, before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current.
    If you have had no formal instruction (even if you've been paddling for a while), we strongly recommend that you take our Introduction to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills: Current, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Current but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Current but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 6 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills: Current must be able to paddle 6 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal instruction in bracing and rescue skills on the ocean, like our Basic Ocean Skills or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 6 miles in an outing.
  • Scheduled Dates Beginning 9/7/2014:
    Sun, Sep. 7, 8:00 AMSun, Sep. 21, 8:00 AMSat, Oct. 25, 8:00 AM
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    Sat. 13 Cohasset Harbor Intro 8am
    Full-Day Introductory Sea Kayak Trip -- Cohasset meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to the put-in. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Scheduled Date Beginning 9/13/2014: Sat, Sep. 13, 8:00 AM
    Book Now
    Sun. 14 Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing 8am
    Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to our destination. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $175 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (maximum 4:1 student:instructor ratio) and complimentary use of a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability). Sorry, no discounts are available with your own boat.
    Formal Instruction in Current Required
    Students must have previous ocean kayaking instruction in waves and current, such as our Ocean Skills full-day trip, before participating in our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing. The conditions we expect to encounter during our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing are very challenging, and students must have strong bracing skills, excellent boat lean, and be very comfortable performing wet exits and assisted rescues.
    If you have had no formal instruction (even if you've been paddling for a while), we strongly recommend that you take our Introduction to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have taken introductory instruction but are not comfortable performing skills like boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues in waves and strong current, you should take our Ocean Skills trip.
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Be Prepared to Paddle in Challenging Conditions
    Students must be prepared to experience challenging conditions during our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing. We will hold this trip in conditions of 10- to 15-knot winds and 2- to 3-foot (head-high) waves, if necessary.
    If you are not yet comfortable paddling in significant wind and waves, we recommend building your skills in our Ocean Skills trip. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 10 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing must be able to paddle 10 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal ocean paddling instruction in turbulent conditions, like our Ocean Skills.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Skills to paddle in challenging conditions of 10-15 knot winds and 2-3 foot waves.
  • Ability to paddle 10 miles in an outing.
  • Scheduled Dates Beginning 9/14/2014:
    Sun, Sep. 14, 8:00 AMSat, Oct. 4, 8:00 AM
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    Sat. 20 Ocean Skills: Playing in Surf 8am
    Ocean Skills: Playing in Surf Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to our destination. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $175 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (maximum 4:1 student:instructor ratio) and complimentary use of a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability). Sorry, no discounts are available with your own boat.
    Formal Surf Paddling Instruction Required
    Students must have previous kayaking instruction in surf, such as our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing full-day trip, before participating in our Ocean Skills: Playing in Surf. The conditions we expect to encounter during our Ocean Skills: Playing in Surf are very challenging, and students must have strong bracing skills, excellent boat lean, and be very comfortable performing wet exits and assisted rescues.

    If you have taken introductory instruction but are not comfortable performing skills like boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues in waves, you should take our Ocean Skills trip.

    If you have questions, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Playing in Surf but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Playing in Surf (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Playing in Surf but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Playing in Surf (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Reliable Roll Recommended
    While we do not require a reliable roll, it will certainly make you more comfortable during our Ocean Skills: Playing in Surf (not to mention significantly decrease your boat-bailing time). We recommend working on your roll in our Rolling Class or a private lesson. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal paddling instruction in surf, like our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • A reliable roll is recommended, as it will increase your enjoyment and decrease your boat-bailing time.
  • Scheduled Dates Beginning 9/20/2014:
    Sat, Sep. 20, 8:00 AMSun, Oct. 19, 8:00 AM
    Book Now
    Sun. 21 Ocean Skills: Current 8am
    Ocean Skills: Current Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Cohasset. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Ocean Paddling Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introductory Classes and Basic Ocean Skills must have previous ocean kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, self-rescue, and bracing skills, before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current.
    If you have had no formal instruction (even if you've been paddling for a while), we strongly recommend that you take our Introduction to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills: Current, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Current but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Current but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 6 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills: Current must be able to paddle 6 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal instruction in bracing and rescue skills on the ocean, like our Basic Ocean Skills or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 6 miles in an outing.
  • Scheduled Dates Beginning 9/21/2014:
    Sun, Sep. 21, 8:00 AMSat, Oct. 25, 8:00 AM
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    Sat. 27 Ocean Skills 8am
    Ocean Skills Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Cohasset Harbor. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Introductory Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or private lesson must have previous kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, before participating in our Ocean Skills.
    If you are not comfortable performing intermediate skills like sweep strokes, boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues, you'll be shocked by how much your skills improve by taking our Intro. to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 5 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills must be able to paddle 5 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal introductory instruction, like our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 5 miles in an outing.
  • Scheduled Dates Beginning 9/27/2014:
    Sat, Sep. 27, 8:00 AMSat, Oct. 11, 8:00 AM
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    Sun. 28 Ocean Skills: Navigation 8am
    Ocean Skills: Navigation Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Gloucester Harbor. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Ocean Paddling Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introductory Classes and Basic Ocean Skills must have previous ocean kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, self-rescue, and bracing skills, before participating in our Ocean Skills: Navigation.
    If you have had no formal instruction (even if you've been paddling for a while), we strongly recommend that you take our Introduction to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills: Navigation, please contact us.
    Formal Navigation Instruction Recommended
    We recommend, but do not require, that students take our Introduction to Navigation classroom session before participating in our Ocean Skills: Navigation.
    If you are not comfortable with the basics of chart reading, use of the Small-Craft Nav-Aid, and tide predictions, you should take the classroom session. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Navigation but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Navigation (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Navigation but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Navigation (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 6 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills: Navigation must be able to paddle 6 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal instruction in bracing and rescue skills on the ocean, like our Basic Ocean Skills or equivalent.
  • Formal navigation instruction, like our Introduction to Navigation classroom session, is recommended but not required.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 6 miles in an outing.
  • No Dates Are Currently Scheduled
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    Sat. 4 Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing 8am
    Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to our destination. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $175 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (maximum 4:1 student:instructor ratio) and complimentary use of a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability). Sorry, no discounts are available with your own boat.
    Formal Instruction in Current Required
    Students must have previous ocean kayaking instruction in waves and current, such as our Ocean Skills full-day trip, before participating in our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing. The conditions we expect to encounter during our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing are very challenging, and students must have strong bracing skills, excellent boat lean, and be very comfortable performing wet exits and assisted rescues.
    If you have had no formal instruction (even if you've been paddling for a while), we strongly recommend that you take our Introduction to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have taken introductory instruction but are not comfortable performing skills like boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues in waves and strong current, you should take our Ocean Skills trip.
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Be Prepared to Paddle in Challenging Conditions
    Students must be prepared to experience challenging conditions during our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing. We will hold this trip in conditions of 10- to 15-knot winds and 2- to 3-foot (head-high) waves, if necessary.
    If you are not yet comfortable paddling in significant wind and waves, we recommend building your skills in our Ocean Skills trip. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 10 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing must be able to paddle 10 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal ocean paddling instruction in turbulent conditions, like our Ocean Skills.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Skills to paddle in challenging conditions of 10-15 knot winds and 2-3 foot waves.
  • Ability to paddle 10 miles in an outing.
  • Scheduled Date Beginning 10/4/2014: Sat, Oct. 4, 8:00 AM
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    Sat. 11 Ocean Skills 8am
    Ocean Skills Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Cohasset Harbor. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Introductory Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or private lesson must have previous kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, before participating in our Ocean Skills.
    If you are not comfortable performing intermediate skills like sweep strokes, boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues, you'll be shocked by how much your skills improve by taking our Intro. to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 5 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills must be able to paddle 5 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal introductory instruction, like our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 5 miles in an outing.
  • Scheduled Date Beginning 10/11/2014: Sat, Oct. 11, 8:00 AM
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    Sat. 18 Ocean Skills: Playing in Surf 8am
    Ocean Skills: Playing in Surf Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to our destination. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $175 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (maximum 4:1 student:instructor ratio) and complimentary use of a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability). Sorry, no discounts are available with your own boat.
    Formal Surf Paddling Instruction Required
    Students must have previous kayaking instruction in surf, such as our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing full-day trip, before participating in our Ocean Skills: Playing in Surf. The conditions we expect to encounter during our Ocean Skills: Playing in Surf are very challenging, and students must have strong bracing skills, excellent boat lean, and be very comfortable performing wet exits and assisted rescues.

    If you have taken introductory instruction but are not comfortable performing skills like boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues in waves, you should take our Ocean Skills trip.

    If you have questions, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Playing in Surf but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Playing in Surf (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Playing in Surf but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Playing in Surf (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Reliable Roll Recommended
    While we do not require a reliable roll, it will certainly make you more comfortable during our Ocean Skills: Playing in Surf (not to mention significantly decrease your boat-bailing time). We recommend working on your roll in our Rolling Class or a private lesson. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal paddling instruction in surf, like our Ocean Skills: Surf Launching & Landing.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • A reliable roll is recommended, as it will increase your enjoyment and decrease your boat-bailing time.
  • Scheduled Date Beginning 10/18/2014: Sun, Oct. 19, 8:00 AM
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    Sat. 25 Ocean Skills: Current — Cold Water
  • Free use of a Kokatat Drysuit (enter Coupon COLDWATER).
  • 15% off Kokatat Drysuit orders.
  • 8am
    Ocean Skills: Current Full-Day Trip meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to Cohasset. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Ocean Paddling Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introductory Classes and Basic Ocean Skills must have previous ocean kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, self-rescue, and bracing skills, before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current.
    If you have had no formal instruction (even if you've been paddling for a while), we strongly recommend that you take our Introduction to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills: Current, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Current but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills: Current but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills: Current (our Quick-Start Your Kayak is not sufficient). If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 6 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills: Current must be able to paddle 6 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal instruction in bracing and rescue skills on the ocean, like our Basic Ocean Skills or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 6 miles in an outing.
  • Scheduled Date Beginning 10/25/2014: Sat, Oct. 25, 8:00 AM
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