Mommy/Daddy and Me Paddle Tour with UML Kayak Center
This paddle tour is designed for active adults with growing families to introduce their young children ages 2-6 to the joys of flatwater paddling. Bonus: Parents get to meet other adventure-minded families!
Safety is our number one priority, and we will work with your family to succeed at the experience, no matter where you are starting from. The tour will start with gearing up with safety equipment (PFDs, etc), and then moving down to the dock to sit on the edge and splash water for fun, and then our staff will lead to a 30-60 minute paddle on the flatwater stretch of the Merrimack River near the Boathouse. Younger children lead the experience; for those who are less comfortable or patient, there will be staff on the water with you as well as back at the docks who will assist if your child/ren are ready to return. For older kids, we will have a scavenger hunt of items to look for on the river! This class is taught in stable recreational kayaks where the child will sit safely between the parent’s legs in the kayak's cockpit. $50/pair of parent/child covers all instruction, gear and your guides. Additional adult may join for $25.