Isles of Shoals - 2018 Schedule

Mothership Kayaking
Previous kayaking experience is required!
(All trips are limited to 17 kayaks)

Sunday - July 15
Sunday - August 5
Sunday - September 16
$185/person - Single kayak
$165/person- Double kayak
$130/person - Non kayaker
Price includes: Transportation to and from the Isles, kayak rental and equipment and on-deck barbecue lunch.


This trip to the Isles of Shoals has proven to be one of our most popular events! Cruise from downtown Newburyport aboard the 48-foot cabin cruiser, the Erica Lee II. Please arrive at our shop no later than 7:00am for sign-in. We gear-up at sunrise, load the Mothership with the kayaks and leave port around 8:30am and arrive at the Isles around 10:00am. In the morning we all paddle together exploring several of the Islands. Bird watching and seal sightings are the highlights of this portion of the paddle. After the barbecue, the paddle becomes less structured. The group may break into several smaller pods to explore separately. Paddle around the Mothership in Gosport Harbor or paddle to Smuttynose Island or head over to close-by Star Island for ice cream! For the more adventurous, join a guide and paddle to White Island/Seaveys or Lunging Island. The Mothership will "pull anchor" at 3:00pm and head back to Newburyport , arriving around 4:30pm. These tours usually sell out quickly, so don't hesitate to make your reservations now!

Tipping: Our guides work hard to ensure your safety and enjoyment. If you feel they've done a good job, please feel free to tip them.