New for 2016, the Nearshore Paddles combine education with sea kayaking. Each outing will have a different lesson paired with an appropriate destination. Topics for our Nearshore Paddles include geology, natural history, birding, and waterfront history.
Our group outings are a mix of fun on the water, socializing, and basic skills instruction. All participants will be on our tandem sea kayaks, which are incredibly stable boats for new or novice paddlers. We’ll provide instruction on entering/exiting, fitting, and maneuvering the boat, but the focus is the on-water experience. Our guides are experienced kayakers with knowledge of the local area, the skills to keep you safe, and plenty of experiences to learn from. Each nearshore guided paddle is four hours from start to finish with a break sometime in the middle. We’ll provide light snacks but please bring water and any personal snacks you’ll want. If you’ve never been on Bellingham Bay or in a kayak, this is a great introduction to both!