Marsh and Bay Expeditions: a small sailboat explores a saltmarsh

Dinghy Cruising Go Sailing About Us Logs (with photos!)

"What a mind blowing trip! Words fall short...I've come home changed in some unnamable way." - Brendan, Philadelphia

bow wave2017 promises more incredible sails embarking from Westport, MA and Old Lyme, CT (both accessible without a car). Participants sail and camp in boats with just one or two others, making this a great activity to share. Season calendar below.

Dates with "CT" or "MA" on pull-down menus only launch at that location. We keep our operations small, so space is limited. Contact us for other times and places, private groups, or half-day lessons from May Day till Thanksgiving.


camp ashore River Weekend - Enjoy mastering the essential skills of handling small boats, on a beautiful estuary. Rowing, sailing, boat camping, basic passage planning, coastwise navigation, and exploring a many-faceted and ever-changing river—maybe even the open water beyond its mouth. $290
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at the tiller
Long Weekend -
Take a proper weekend to really get a taste of dinghy cruising. If conditions permit, the extra time allows for venturing up the coast or out to offshore islands. Three day $390, four day $480
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at anchorFull Voyage - A true coastal cruise. Crossings, remote coves, empty beaches, quaint shore towns, somewhere none of us have been. On the first day we refresh returning sailors, get novices oriented, and consider our options for a weeklong trip given forecast winds and currents. Once we reach consensus on a sailing plan, anything is possible! Seven day $790, eight day $880
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on the Westport Registration for all trips closes at 6PM on the immediately preceding Tuesday.

All participants must submit a registration form and waiver, or email the requested info and sign the waiver before shoving off. Thanks! Bookings can be made above or by check (instructions on the form). Prices listed are per person. Any minor should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Boats, equipment, and meals are all complimentary with guidance/instruction. Transport from mass transit can be arranged. There are also bike to sail options, let us know if you're 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.

Gift vouchers don't expire. Of course reservable space must be available on a given trip.

You can sign up to get notice of any revisions to our sailing schedule, which is subject to change.

If you long to dinghy cruise but money is an issue, let us know and we'll try to work out a fair exchange of labor. Also, this shirt is intended to help get its wearer on the water.

bird footprints in pristine sand

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