Tours & Events

Kayak Tours and Events

View all of our tours and events below: Sunset Paddles,  Evening Paddles, and  New England Coastal & River Trips. All rates include paddle(s), life jackets (PFD) and safety/paddling instructions. 


We offer custom tours and programs for diverse groups. Whether you want to take your family and friends on a sunset tour, teach your scout troops about water quality and environmental stewardship, or provide a team building experience for your office, we have something for everyone! We can provide many of these opportunities not only on the Merrimack, but also on the Nashua or Concord Rivers. Custom guided tours are available for groups of 6 and more.

For more questions or more information, contact Kevin Soleil at Kevin_Soleil@uml.edu 978-934-1932. 
Note: We recommend you complete your request at least two weeks in advance of your preferred date.

Weekly Events

Weekly specials are available throughout the summer!

  • Two-for-Tuesdays: Get two hour rentals for the price of one hour, every Tuesday
  • Free-Friend Fridays: Rent a tandem kayak for the price of a single every Friday, 4-8 p.m.

 Sunset Paddles

On this guided tour we will meet you at the Boathouse at 7 p.m. and paddle upstream on the Merrimack River. We will enjoy the sunset while floating on the water before heading back to the Boathouse in the twilight. Please come 15 minutes early if you would like kayaking instruction. Appropriate for adults and children.

  • Duration: 7-9 p.m.
  • Cost: $30 per person
Day Online Registration Link
Friday, June 3 Sold Out
Saturday, June 11 Register
Friday, June 17 Register
Friday, July 1 Register
Saturday, July 9 Register
Friday, July 15 Register
Saturday, July 23 Register
Friday, July 29 Register
Saturday, August 6 Register
Friday, August 12 Register
Saturday, August 20 Register
Friday, August 26 Register

Evening Paddles

Our moonlight tours are guided tours of the Merrimack River using the light of the full moon. As the temperature begins to cool and world quiets, paddling by moonlight offers a special experience that you will remember forever. Please come 15 minutes early if you would like kayaking instruction. Appropriate for adults and children.

  • Duration: 9 - 11 p.m.
  • Cost $30 per person
Day Online Registration Link
Thursday, June 9 Register
Saturday, June 18 *FULL MOON Register
Wednesday, June 22 Register
Thursday, July 7 Register
Tuesday, July 19 *FULL MOON Register
Wednesday, July 20 Register
Thursday, August 4 Register
Tuesday, August 16 *FULL MOON Register
Wednesday, August 17 Register

New England Coastal & River Trips

Join us for a full-day paddling adventure to some local coastal and river areas!

  • Duration: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Cost $75 per person
Location Date Online Registration Link
Ipswich River Sunday, June 12 Details Register
Contoocook River Sunday, June 26 Details Register
Plum Island Sound Saturday, July 16 Details Register
Boston Harbor Islands Sunday, August 7 Details Register

Registration Information

Register for any of our programs, tours, or events with the above online links or register in person at least one day in advance of the program.

Note: All prices include life jackets / PFD's, paddle, kayak and instruction.