Plum Island Kayak - Newburyport, MA

Seal Paddles - 2017 Schedule

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2017 Spring Schedule - Seal Paddles
Date
Paddle Time
Low Tide
May 6 (Saturday)
2:45 pm - 5:45pm
4:12 pm
May 7 (Sunday)
3:30 pm - 6:30pm
5:02 pm
May 20 (Saturday)
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
2:00 pm

May 21 (Sunday)

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2:55 pm
June 3 (Saturday)
1:15 pm - 4:15 pm
2:45 pm
June 4 (Sunday)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3:39 pm

Private Tours can be arranged on the same dates as above or on other dates. Please call to discuss.

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Date
Paddle Time
Low Tide

September 16 (Saturday)

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

3:33 pm

September 17 (Sunday) 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm 4:35 pm
September 30 (Saturday) 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm 2:43 pm
October 1 (Sunday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 3:37 pm
October 14 (Saturday) 12:45 pm - 3:45 pm 2:20 pm
October 15 (Sunday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 3:26 pm
October 28 (Saturday) 11:30 am - 2:30 pm 1:00 pm
October 29 (Sunday) 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm 1:58 pm

2017 Fall Schedule - Seal Paddles

Private Tours can be arranged on the same dates as above or on other dates. Please call to discuss.

 

 

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The Tour : We'll start our adventure from downtown Newburyport and paddle down river on the outgoing tide to Badger's Rocks where dozens of seals typically gather to rest. At Badger's Rock we may encounter Harbor seals and Grey seals sunning themselves or bobbing in the water. On the way, we may see seals and various birds such as cormorants, terns, sandpipers, turkey vultures, ospreys, and maybe even a bald eagle!

As with the attempted viewing of all wildlife, sightings can never be guaranteed. Although numerous seals are frequently encounted, we can not guarantee that we will see seals of any amount or of any specific type.

After a brief stop for a stretch and a light snack, the river will "turn" and we'll ride the incoming tide back to Newburyport.

 

 

How to Prepare: We recommend sunglasses, a hat with a visor, sunscreen, paddle gloves, a windbreaker and (incase you get wet) a change of cloths. Your feet will probably get wet ... water shoes or water boots are most comfortable. Please do not wear flip-flops. Dry bags, zip-lock bags or plastic trash bags are great to keep your "extras" dry. Snacks and a thermous of something warm to drink are also recomended. Don't worry more is better - all boats are touring kayaks with plenty of space for storage.

In the spring, the water is still very cold, so cold water gear is recommended but not mandatory. Light layered synthetic clothing is the next best thing.

Don't forget your camera!

 

Please Note: Because of cold water,on all paddles before May 15th only tandems are allowed, i.e., double person kayaks

Tandems are always recommended for beginners. Tandem kayaks offer more stability for viewing the seals and are a much better choice (over a single kayak) on a windy day.

As with all tours, please arrive at least ½ hour before the scheduled departure time, i.e., enough time to sign in, get suited, and fitted for your boat.

These trips are timed specifically to work with the tides, so please be punctual .... we can not wait for late comers !

 

Single Kayak: $65

Double Kayak: $120

Tips are not included but are always greatly appreciated !


 

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