Connecticut Coastal Kayaking is Downsizing
Starting in June 2015 we're selling most of our kayaks and only offering custom private classes and tours
for one or two paddlers. Call or email us if you're interested.
Welcome to some of the best sea kayaking in the world
Coastal Connecticut's waterways are beautiful, diverse, & very user-friendly.
Its large tidal rivers, smaller freshwater rivers, lakes, & marshes, along with
Long Island Sound's many beaches and islands, are made for kayaking.
These easy-to-paddle craft are perfectly suited to quietly explore the area's
tranquil nooks and crannies. In a kayak, birds and wildlife are easy to
observe, small streams and shallow marshes can easily be navigated, and
you feel connected to Nature in an intimate way.
Come explore some of our favorite places
Mystic Seaport
The Lower Connecticut River and Long Island Sound from the Thimble
Islands on the west to Watch Hill, RI on the east are our home waters. This
region is special and we're glad to share it with people who can appreciate
its natural beauty and historic charm. Come with us and enjoy southeastern
Connecticut's wildlife, tall ships, secluded beaches, cool green forests and
spectacular fall colors with our full day tours.
Come try out a sea kayak before you purchase one, sharpen your paddling
skills, or just have some fun. We offer a full range of three-hour classes and
private instruction. Also custom classes, tours and events for groups. Class
topics range from beginner to advanced strokes and maneuvers, rescues,
and Eskimo rolling. All boats and equipment are provided or you can bring
your own. Our instructors and guides are certified by the American Canoe
What to bring
Wear a bathing suit and bring a hat, sun screen, water and a towel to sit on in your
car. Sun glasses and a long sleeve shirt are recommended. Synthetic materials are
"If we're not having fun, we're doing something wrong"
Jerry Wylie, Owner and lead instructor
Please contact us at 860-391-3837 or
Sue & Jerry Wylie
Kayak instruction and custom events
Thimble Islands
Griswold Island
Hamburg Cove