Only 5 Slots Left for Croatia 2017

Join Team Osprey and Peak and Paddle Croatia for a unique, ten day adventure through Šibenik’s archipelago. Paddle the Adriatic Sea by day, and experience the best of Croatian cuisine and culture by night. Slots are filling up fast for our September 16th-25th trip, so be sure to check out the itinerary. If you want to reserve a space, or get more details, call the shop, or email Sam at [email protected]

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SOLO Wilderness First Aid scheduled for April 8th, 9th 2017

Join team Osprey and Todd Wright for our SOLO Wilderness First Aid Workshop! Call the shop to register.

Dates: April 8th-9th, 8:30 to 5:00 each day

Cost: $175 (does not include lodging)

Location: Lloyd Center for the Environment in South Dartmouth, MA

SOLO Wilderness First Aid Overview

Occasionally, injuries happen in the context of adventure sports, and as both enthusiasts and professionals we need to be prepared to treat, manage, and avoid injury in remote settings. SOLO Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is an introductory course designed to develop both decision making and management skills that address common backcountry injuries. The WFA course focuses on ‘hands on’ learning, where students are engaged in managing authentic scenarios; scenario based learning is supported by brief classroom discussions and reinforced with intensive practical work.


The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, students, and outdoor groups. It also meets American Canoe Association, British Canoeing and International Mountain Bicycling Associations first aid requirements.


The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.

Packing for WFA

We encourage participants to dress comfortably and come prepared to work/play outside in any weather. In addition, we ask that participants come prepared as if they were leading a long day trip, group in either a mountain or marine environment.

Recommended Items:

  • Windproof/waterproof jacket and pants
  • Insulating layers
  • Season appropriate closed toed shoes
  • Spare clothing/layers for splinting
  • Food and water for the day
  • Writing instrument
  • Day pack or duffle/Bill Bag (paddlers)
  • Sport specific and/or leadership equipment i.e. Life Jacket, Sleeping Pads, Hydration Packs etc.


Shop Small, Shop Local, SAVE BIG!

Tis’ the season to score a great deal on that kayak, sup, or paddling gear you or your favorite paddler has been dreaming’ of! We have a great selection of new & used kayaks from P&H, Stellar, Feel Free Kayaks, Venture Kayaks, Necky & Liquid Logic and SUP’s from SIC, Riviera & Pau Hana. Don’t forget the trimmings from Werner & Accent Paddles, Astral, Hyperflex, Kokatat, FCS, NRS, Sea to Summit & more!

Starting on Small Biz Saturday, Nov 26th…

Save 10% to 40% off on all New & in stock Kayaks & SUP’s!
Save 20% to 25% off all New & in stock life jackets, wetsuits, spray wear, & selected clothing!
Save 10% to 20% off all Werner & Accent paddles!
Save 10% to 25% on all paddling accessories (dry bags, tow belts, charts, etc)

Gift Cards are always available.




2016 Calendar is ready!

The 2016 season is well under way, and our calendar is filling up! Check out our programming, and if you’re looking for something specific that’s not on the calendar, feel free to give us a call and get booked up.

2016 British Canoeing Courses

British Canoeing (formally BCU) is recognized worldwide for providing high quality personal paddling skills development and assessment, leadership, and coach training & certification. British Canoeing skills courses and leadership courses are known as Star Awards and range from 1 Star to 5 Star. These awards provide a way to track your own progress as a paddler, and give others a reliable indication of your preparedness for trips and further trainings.

Our British Canoeing coaching staff members are the most accredited coaches in North America and routinely teach and paddle in a variety of disciplines. Check out this seasons BC training & assessment schedule and contact us with any questions or reservation information.



Rentals Coming May 1st

The water is warming up, along with the weather! Rentals, temperatures permitting, open up May 1st. Be sure to put it in your calendar and come on down.

2016 ACA Kayak & SUP Instructor Training & Certification Programs



These are the current programs being offered by Osprey Sea & Surf Adventures Instructor Trainers, Carl Ladd & Jim Bernard. In addition to these programs, we are also offering ACA skills assessments to help guide paddlers to the appropriate Instructor level certification track. Follow this link for more information or call or email the shop to get registered for a specific course.

If your organization is interested in hosting an ACA skills training, assessment, instructor development workshop or certification exam, please contact us to discuss the options.

Kayaking Programs
Level 2 ICW – March 17th 19th, Saint Petersburg, Fl
Level 2 ICW – April 19th – 21st, Stonington, CT – registration closed
Level 3 Skills Assessment – April 30th, Westport, MA
Level 3 Skills Assessment – May 7th, Westport, MA
Level 3 IDW – May 13th – 15th, Westport, MA
Level 2 ICW – May 24th – 26th, Westport, MA
Level 4 Skills Assessment – June 4th, Westport, MA
Level 3 Trip Leader – June 8th- 11th, Baltimore, MD- registration closed
Level 3 Trip Leader – June 14th- 17th, Boston, MA- registration closed
Level 2 Trip Leader – June 21st – 23rd, Boston, MA- registration closed
Level 3 ICE- June 25th- 26th – Westport, MA
Level 4 Skills Assessment – September 29th, Westport, MA
Level 4 IDW – September 30th- October 2nd, Westport, MA
Level 4 ICE – November 11th – 13th, Westport, MA


Stand Up Paddleboard Programs
Level 2 Skills Assessment – May 7th, Westport, MA
Level 1 & 2 ICW – May 20th – 22nd, Westport, MA
Level 1 & 2 ICW – June 24th – 26th, Westport, MA

Rock, Surf, Race!


The shorelines of Connecticut and Rhode Island offer diverse opportunities to explore a variety of open water environments to include rocks, surf and races. Join us for three days of open water skills development focused on helping you perform better in these complex and dynamic coastal environments. Rather than focusing on specific technique, we intend to individualize the coaching experience by delivering sessions that promote competency and confidence in tide races, shore surf and rock gardens; different environments that often draw on similar fundamentals.

Therefore, ‘Rock, Surf, Race’ will not rely on a predetermined outline or series of ‘classes;’ rather, venues and daily content will be dictated by the environment and the needs/interests of the paddlers. By maintaining a low instructor/paddler ratio the coaching staff will be able to focus on individual development and work with paddlers to craft long term action plans. As the program will be conducted in open water venues paddlers should be able to maneuver and conduct rescues in 10-15 knots of wind and 2-4 foot seas.

The course will be based out of the fabled Groton House – a grand and historic Victorian home on the shores of the Fishers Island Sound. IMG_2552

Costs are $525 w/o housing and $625 w/housing (shared room). Dates: May 31st – June 3rd.

If you have further questions please contact Todd Johnstone-Wright at [email protected] or to register contact Osprey Sea and Surf Kayak Adventures at [email protected] or 508-636-0300 Space is limited.

Coaching/Instructional Staff:

The coaching/instructional staff is comprised of accomplished paddlers, coaches and instructors, who have been selected because of their love of paddlesport, diverse perspectives, and their commitment to the coaching process and long term athlete development.

Carl Ladd

ACA Level 5 Advanced Open Water Instructor

ACA Level 4 Open Water Instructor Trainer

Wilderness First Aid

Gerry Polinsky

ACA Level 5 Advanced Open Water Instructor

Wilderness First Aid

Don Cheyette

UKCC Level 2 Coach

BCU 5 Star Sea

BCU 4 Star Canoe

Wilderness EMT

Todd Johnstone-Wright

BCU Level 5 Coach Sea

ACA Level 5 Advanced Open Water Instructor Trainer Educator

ACA Level 4 Whitewater Instructor Trainer

ACA Level 4 Surf Kayak Instructor

Wilderness EMT/Educator


Shop Open by Appointment until April 1st

The shop will be open by appointment for the off season. If you need gear, boats and boards, repair work, or have any questions on things we have in stock, feel free to give us a call at the shop line at 508-636-0300, or send us an email at [email protected] In the email, include a preferred time and topic of interest, and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule. It’s no trouble at all, so feel free to drop us a line!

Holiday Package Deals are Here!!

Valid through December 24th, 2015