Boston Harbor Vicinity


Sea Kayak - Boston Harbor Vicinity

This is a traditional Wednesday night paddle in the Boston Harbor vicinity, the first for 2015.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Easy

The group will meet at the Boston Harbor launch site.   We will launch at 6:00 PM.  So that you don't hold the group up, please arrive early enough to get prepared for launching at 6:00.  It's recommended that you get to Boston Harbor around 5:30. 

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Wind:
  • Waves:
  • Route:
  • Distance: 4 to 6 nm
  • Pace: slow

Leader will select the route in consultation with the group.  Selection will be will be largely based on conditions and  paddler skill levels.  Generally, Wednesday night paddles have been quite informal.  Paddlers frequently have simply shown up without registering beforehand, while others have self-registered.   If you just "show up,"  the leader will register you. 


Boston Harbor Vicinity

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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