Boston Area Kayaking

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We offer both flatwater (lakes & ponds) and harbor paddling adventures from a number of different locations around the Boston area. Basic kayaking lessons are available at Sweatt Beach on Lake Pearl and require advanced booking. Lessons are pre-scheduled at the beginning of the season (calendar of dates available online); but private, group and family paddling days are also available upon special request. Kayaking tours are available from June through September at various locations throughout eastern Massachusetts. Tours are also pre-scheduled (check dates online) and are great for anyone looking to venture out into the harbor and usually last for 3 hours. No previous experience is required for paddling programs and all equipment is provided for programs at no extra cost. We just ask that you arrive dressed appropriately for the weather (paddle shoes required, no sandals please) and bring snacks and water for the day. In addition to years of experience and local knowledge, all kayak programs are taught and led by American Canoe Association (ACA) Certified Instructors. Kayak Instructors also hold CPR and first aid certification.

Eastern Mountain Sports also provides Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board rentals for all to enjoy. Come take advantage of a great paddling opportunity and see why people rave about this little New England Gem.

COVID update:  Due to current restrictions, we are not running the group courses listed below.  We are running private instruction out of our rental facility in Lake Pearl, Massachusetts, and we may be able to travel to other destinations for private lessons/tours.  Please call us at (845)668-2030 for availability.

Course Length Cost (pp) Location Dates
Kayak Rolling 2 hours Whitin Community Center
Primary Strokes 3 hours Lake Pearl
Strokes & Rescues 7 hours Lake Pearl