Connecticut Audbon Society

 

CANOE TRIPS AT THE COASTAL CENTER

Our fall trips are sold out. Please check back in the late spring for information about future canoe trips.

Sunday, October 4 at 12 p.m.
Coastal Center Canoes sold out
Bring Your Own Kayak sold out

Sunday, October 18 at 11:30 a.m.
Coastal Center Canoes sold out
Bring Your Own Kayak sold out

Join us on a guided canoe tour of the Charles E. Wheeler Salt Marsh. Steeped in local history, the marsh offers an abundance of birds and other wildlife, beautiful vistas and a chance to paddle and relax. This guided tour is great outdoor adventure. We provide the canoes, equipment, and guide. You provide the paddling power.

Participants are required to wear masks and practice physical distancing (6-feet apart from participants not in your “family” group).

The entire program is outdoors and will last approximately 2.5 hours. Please wear shoes that can get wet, bring water, a sun hat, and apply sunblock and bug spray before arriving. It is often cooler at the coast, we suggest bringing a jacket.
 Note: Center building and facilities (including restrooms) are closed, however, there is a portable toilet available (please bring hand sanitizer).

Please bring a snack and water—we will stop halfway through for a rest and snack.

Please review the following information before registering:

For the safety of all participants you must register by boat. You are responsible to provide all the people necessary to paddle the boat. All participants should reside together per state guidelines. People who know each other may also share a canoe.
Two or three people are required for canoes.
Only Bring Your Own Boat single kayakers may register as an individual.
Participants are expected to be physically able to paddle the entire trip.
To paddle you must be 15 years or older
Minimum age – 8 years old
Anyone 15 years and under must be accompanied by an adult on all trips
All equipment is included when using a Coastal Center canoe
It is recommended that one person in each canoe have some paddling experience.

Coastal Center Canoes We provide the PFDs, paddles, canoes. Two or three people are required per boat to use canoes.
Members: 2-person canoe $70, 3-person canoe $90
Non-members: 2-person canoe $90, 3-person canoe $120.

Bring Your Own Kayak a limited amount of spaces are available. You must pre-register to participate in the tour. You must bring your own boat, equipment, PFDs, paddles.  Launching is not permitted at the Coastal Center at anytime unless you are pre-registered with our group.
Members: 1-person kayak $25.
Non-members: 1-person kayak $30.

These trips may be cancelled or postponed on short notice due to adverse weather, including wind. For windy days, please call the Center an hour in advance of the trip 203-878-7440 to confirm that the trip is still running.

Pre-registration required. Walk-ins not permitted.

Online waivers for each participant must be completed and returned to the Coastal Center before arrival.
Adults must sign waivers for anyone under 18.
Click here for waivers.

This program is at the Coastal Center, 1 Milford Point Road, Milford, CT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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