Marsh and Bay Expeditions: a small sailboat explores a saltmarsh

2014 Trips Dinghy Cruising Logs (with photos!)


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


bow waveIf you'd like a little variety in your 2020, consider an M&BX trip. Sail and camp in small motorless boats with just one or two others, generally launching from Westport, MA or Old Lyme, CT. We'll tailor your trip's ambitions—be they to escape into nature, sharpen sailing skills, play on or off the water, get some history, birdwatch, or just unplug—to you and the conditions, and we trust you like taking an active part. Among current covid precautions: all bookings are private and capped at five people. Our 2020 tide driven calendar of best start dates is below. Trip lengths and ranges vary:

 

camp ashore River Weekend - Enjoy mastering the essential skills of handling small boats on a beautiful estuary. Rowing, sailing, boat camping, 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 - Savor—and learn more from—a proper piece of dinghy cruising. The extra time can allow for venturing up the coast or out to offshore islands. Three day $390, four day $490
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at anchorFull Voyage - A true coastal cruise. Crossings, remote coves, empty beaches. Creatures and skies. Maybe a walk in a spot new to us all. On the first day we refresh returning sailors, get novices oriented, and consider our options given forecast winds and currents. Then it's an adventure! Five day $590, six day $690, seven day $790, eight day $880

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Trip and Tidal Calendar

 

on the Westport Boats, equipment, and meals are all complimentary with guidance/instruction. Prices listed are per person. Any minor should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For each person coming please submit this form and waiver, or email the requested info and come ready to sign before shoving off. Bookings can be made above or by check (instructions on the form). Please book no less than four days before launch, thanks!

Among the things to bring: bathing suit, sun protection, knife, water shoes, headlamp, sleeping bag. Be fit, able to swim, and ready to embark on the lifelong adventure of becoming a mariner.

Transport from the train or bus can be arranged. Get in touch with any questions, for alternate locations, or half-day lessons year-round.

The use of the word "weekend" to describe shorter sails is not meant to limit which days of the week they can be on. Gift vouchers don't expire. Specials sometimes post to our facebook page. We offer a few perennial deals that your booking may qualify for. Sometimes your plans change...check out our refund policy.

 

bird footprints in pristine sand

Marsh and Bay Expeditions • Out of the way, from NY to Cape Cod
• (920) 286-9243 • 9202-VOYAGE