Dinghy Cruising 2014 Season About Us Logs (with photos!)

 

This year we are offering two exciting, full immersion programs for adults (and minors accompanied by a parent/guardian), embarking from Wesport, Massaschusetts. Participants sail and camp in boats with just one, or at most two others, making this a great activity to share. Dates and prices* listed at bottom of page.

Westport Weekend - An introduction to the basic skills of handling small boats on the picturesque Westport River. Saturday morning we begin to explore the estuary, practicing rowing, tiller steering and boat safety. In the afternoon we hoist sails and learn to sail together. By evening we anchor the boats off a beach, rig cockpit tents for sleeping, and check the weather and predicted currents. Sunday morning we study coastwise navigation, and embark on a mini-cruise.

Eight Day Voyage - A coastal cruise for those who have either taken our weekend course or have other sufficient sailing experience. The first day and a half of this trip is spent refreshing returning sailors and considering our options for a weeklong trip, given forecast winds and currents. Once the group reaches consensus on a sailing plan and boat assignments, anything is possible!

 

bird footprints in pristine sand

 

Bookings can be made below or by check(instructions on registration form). Space is limited. (Scroll up for descriptions.)

Inaugural Cruise, July 19th to 24th - Completed!

Weekend of August 2nd & 3rd - $249 Completed!

8-Day Voyage, Aug. 16th - 23rd - $749 Completed!

(Sign up to find out when 2015's expanded sail schedule is online.)

All participants must submit a registration form and waiver, or email the requested info and sign the waiver at the beginning of their trip. Thanks!

 

Some details: Boats, equipment, and meals are complimentary with guidance/instruction. If you have a boat of your own that you'd prefer to bring, get in touch. Transport from Providence and New Bedford can be arranged. There are also bike to sail options, let us know if you are interested. Among the things to bring: bathing suit, sunscreen, knife, water shoes, headlamp, sleeping bag. Be fit, able to swim, and ready to embark on the lifelong adventure of becoming a mariner.

 

* This season we're offering just a few expeditions—and low rates unlikely to last. To propose additional dates or programs for a group, get in touch. Likewise, if you long to dinghy cruise but money is an issue, let us know about your situation and we'll try to work something out.

Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC, from NY to Cape Cod, homeport Westport, MA
• (920) 286-9243 • 9202-VOYAGE