What you'll do
Portsmouth has quickly become a popular tourist and paddling destination and sharing our backyard makes the experience all the richer. Come experience your daily exercise, tour, bath and meditation all in one! The inner harbor and rivers are gleaming with activity, life and history. An ocean of opportunity awaits: wild islands, historic mansions, marine lab facilities, lobster boats, navy yards and passing vessels of all types. This journey will touch them all until you are sucked in and made part of the experience. We will launch Sea Kayaks from Esther's Marina and embark on an adventure we hope will be the highlight of your stay. We will guide you on a narrated eco paddle of the maritime region, its estuaries, landmarks and share stories of local people, history, fun facts, and give a brief talk on the evolution of paddling in this region. Tours can run up to 2 hours. Guests can bring their own kayak OR rent from Esther's Marina. Weather will be closely monitored. Safety will be a predominating factor and tours may be shortened or cancelled in event of deteriorating conditions or adverse forecasts. This "experience" provides a guided tour only, not an instructional kayaking class. Therefore, participants with prior paddling experience will find the experience more enjoyable. NEEDED: You must make a 2 hour kayak rental reservation through Esther's Marina.
Local sea kayaker, sailor, surfer, life enthusiast and longtime Portsmouth, NH resident with 25 years of paddling experience. I have a deep knowledge and appreciation for the Piscataqua maritime region. I endeavor to provide a unique experience on the water narrating the historic significance and locality of Portsmouth's majesty from the deck of a sea kayak.
Where you'll be
HISTORIC MANSION - old governor's house. NAVAL PRISON- "Alcatraz of the East." PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD - oldest shipyard in America. CREEK FARM - nature trails, beach, home of Cornell / UNH shoals marine laboratory PEST ISLAND - site of 1800s scurvy quarantine, 3 AMC campsites
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 2 guests ages 21 and up can attend. Kayak Rental (if you do not have your own boat) Please contact Esther's Marina (603) 828 - 6462 https://esthersmarina.com
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
If you did not make a kayak rental reservation through me or with Esther's Marina ($30) please plan to bring your own kayak. I will provide dry bags for keys, wallets and cell phones.
Portsmouth's Local Sea Kayak Tour
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