RECREATIONAL & FULL
DAY KAYAK TOURS

RECREATIONAL TOURS are 3 hours long for
$
90-$110. This is about 2 1/2 hours of easy
paddling. Little or no previous experience is
required. Basic instruction and environmental
interpretation is provided and recreational
kayaks are available if needed for beginners.

CUSTOM FULL DAY TOURS are 6 hours long
for $350 for one person or $400 for two.  This
is 4 1/2  to 5 hours paddling in sea kayaks
rated easy or intermediate for more
challenging locations. Instruction is provided
along the way and during lunch breaks we
have the option of trying rescues, advanced
strokes, or surfing.
GREAT ISLAND TOURS:
Lieutenant R., Blackhall R. and Great Island marshes
                THIMBLE ISLANDS, BRANFORD                   
                      
SELDEN ISLAND, LYME
Level of difficulty: Easy to intermediate on the main river.
Put-in points: Hamburg Cove (6 miles south) or Gillette Castle/Chester
Ferry (1 mile north).
Attractions: Selden Neck State Park (island), hiking, primitive camping
by reservation, Selden Creek, Joshua Creek.
Facilities: Portapotti at Chester Ferry boat ramp, outhouses and picnic
tables at island campsites.
Level of difficulty: Easy paddling around the Seaport, intermediate
around Masons Island.
Put-in points: State boat ramp near the I-95 bridge is the main access,
also Isham Street and the YMCA (see map).
Attractions: Tall ships, Mystic Village, marinas, islands.
Facilities: No toilets except at YMCA.
Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate.
Put-in points: Great Island ramp, Lieutenant River, Blackhall River
Marina (private).
Attractions: Birds, marshes, sandy beaches, surfing with south winds.
Facilities: Portapoti, viewing platform.
Level of difficulty: Occasionally intermediate conditions around Napa
Tree Point.
Put-in point: Barn Island.
Attractions: Sandy beaches, surfing, historic pottery kiln and artifacts,
clamming. Great place to spend a hot August afternoon.
Facilities: Portapotti at boat ramp.
Level of difficulty: Intermediate.
Put-in point: Four Mile River boat ramp.
Attractions: One of the best lunch rocks and sandy beaches around.
Swimming and sometimes small surf. Pattagansett River marsh and
wildlife refuge is full of birds. Rocky islands off Griswold Island look
like Maine. Oyster catchers are not uncommon.
Facilities: Portapotti at the boat ramp parking lot.
Level of difficulty: Usually easy paddling, but occasional strong winds.
Put-in point: Stony Creek village boat ramp (see map) or Shell Beach in
Guilford, 3 miles east just off Route 146.
Attractions: 95 homes (some mansions) on 25 islands, local history,
architecture, birds, explore Outer Island open most weekends,
swimming in July and August.
Facilities: Portapotti at boat ramp and toilet on Outer Island when open.
                 BLUFF POINT STATE PARK                        
                 
Level of difficulty: Easy.
Put-in point: Parking lot nearest the water.
Attractions: Shallow estuary, channels to lagoon (high tide only), barrier
beach, uninhabited island with beach, clamming, birds, swimming,
historic railroad drainage tunnels.
Facilities: Toilets, picnic tables, drinking water, trails.
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MYSTIC RIVER, SEAPORT & VILLAGE             
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   PATTAGANSETT RIVER, EAST LYME                  
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BARN ISLAND & NAPATREE POINT, STONINGTON
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                   HAMBURG COVE, LYME                          
               
Level of difficulty: Easy.
Put-in point: State boat ramp off Cove Rd.
Attractions: Large quiet cove, Eightmile River (at high tide), fall colors,
Connecticut River and access to Selden Island 6 miles upstream.
Facilities: None.
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