Adventure Retreats

Our most successful programs are our courses offered in the context of Adventure Learning.

Our most successful programs are our courses offered in the context of Adventure Learning. Rather than offering a formal curriculum, these multi-day programs offer paddlers are designed around the needs of individual padders, meeting them where they are and comfortably challenging them.  These programs are typically held in areas that offer paddlers a variety of conditions in which to learn.  We often have guest instructors and coaches on board to help us with these retreat-type offerings. Our Adventure Learning opportunities also include off-water learning and bonding with other paddlers –  we are most excited when we see people expand their paddling circles and form new groups to adventure and practice with.

Stay & Play Weekend: Fisher’s Island Sound

May 4th–6th
Groton, CT
$325

Our Fishers Island Stay and Play weekend is for paddlers with experience, who want to get out on the water in challenging pre season conditions with others of similar interests and capability. This trip will attract a more independent paddler who is capable of safely planning and paddling a day of rough water play in colder preseason waters Access to the tideraces at Fishers Island, as well rocks and coastal adventure in Rhode Island are a very short drive from the Groton House. Join Prime paddlesports for a weekend of exciting early season adventure! This is a non-instructional program, however it will be led led by trusted Prime Paddlesports Instructors, Coaches and Guides who have local area knowledge and will assist in helping to shape the weekend’s plans and will assist with logistics and aspects of on water safety. Learning happens; even when we are not teaching. About the Groton House: The Groton House is an old Victorian Era Home located on Avery Point in Groton Connecticut that Prime Paddlesports has exclusive use of for paddling events, the home has has eight bedrooms, sleeps twelve comfortably and has lots of modern conveniences including a full kitchen and plenty of space for paddlers to relax, unwind, minge and share their stoke for sea kayaking adventure. Arrive on Friday at 6:00pm & depart on Sunday at 4:00pm
  • Accommodations
  • Rental Equipment (Additional Cost): Prime Paddlesports can outfit a paddler in performance rental equipment for the weekend at $130 (at a rate of $65 per day, includes, performance kayak, paddle, PFD and spray skirt.
Full Sea Kayaking Kit:

  • Kayak ( with proper bow and stern floatation)
  • Paddle
  • Spare paddle
  • PFD
  • Spray- skirt
  • Proper Immersion Wear (Drysuit) based upon forecasted Temperatures
  • Helmets
  • Tow Belts
  • First Aid Kit & Repair Kit
  • All Personal items (to include food and water / hot beverage, sun protection, glasses, sunblock

Wild Women of the Waves

June 29th–July 1st
Groton, CT
$465

Our Second Take! After the success and participants feedback on last year’s Wild Women of the Waves, we had no choice but to create another fun event for women only. No photos of dudes with beards drinking scotch will be posted to social media after this event! We were excited to offer programming that caters to a growing and important part of the sea kayaking community. Catering to female learners and their preferred learning styles will be Ashley Brown and Robin Read leading this weekend of adventure along the Connecticut and Rhode Island border. Based out of a comfortable home in Groton we have room for six participants to join on this program. Price Per Person is $465 for two days of Instruction and two night of lodging. Participants are responsible for providing their own meals; often we find our clients prefer to dine in and do a communal dinner on Saturday night allowing the fun and learning to continue into the eves.
The program is for intermediate and advanced intermediate paddlers who want or need time with professional level instructors in moderate to challenging conditions.
  • Accommodations, 2 nights
  • Instruction, 2 days
  • Rental Equipment (Additional Cost): Prime Paddlesports can outfit a paddler in performance rental equipment for the weekend at $130 (at a rate of $65 per day, includes, performance kayak, paddle, PFD and spray skirt.
Full Sea Kayaking Kit:

  • Kayak ( with proper bow and stern floatation)
  • Paddle
  • Spare paddle
  • PFD
  • Spray- skirt
  • Proper Immersion Wear (Drysuit) based upon forecasted Temperatures
  • Helmets
  • Tow Belts
  • First Aid Kit & Repair Kit
  • All Personal items (to include food and water / hot beverage, sun protection, glasses, sunblock

Participants are responsible for their own meals.

Execution Rocks Overnight & Sound Exploration

June 23rd–June 24th
Execution Rocks Light,
Rye, NY
$335

Overnight with other paddlers at the fabled, and reportedly haunted Execution Rocks Lighthouse this summer! We have a big day on the Sound Planned! Prime Paddlesports is excited to present paddlers with the opportunity of open water navigation, night navigation, route planning and selection, moving water skills and a super cool place to call home for the night! This special trip offers lots for an engaged paddler. We’ll meet and launch from Edith Read Nature Preserve in Rye, NY. Participants will plan and execute a crossing of the Long Island Sound bringing us to the North Shore of Long Island by mid-morning where paddlers will have the opportunity to practice moving water skills at Dosoris Island on the eddbing tide. The Group will make their way to The Cove restaurant in Sea Cliff for a late lunch before proceeding West to Execution Rocks and getting set up for the night. Once settled in at Execution Rocks, this trip offers opportunities for night navigation in a protected area of the sound, as well as practice of night marine vessel identification form, a fun way to sit back and take in the sweeping views upon the Rocks. A Communal Camp Style Paddlers Pot Luck Dinner and Breakfast will be served up by the participants who will all contribute towards these meals. The group will plot execute and lead a return trip back to Rye, NY on Sunday Morning, with a focus on effective route planning using the environment which may include another afternoon of play on moving water. We aim to be off the water by 2:00 PM in Rye on Sunday afternoon. Participants will have shared rooms and sleeping spaces, no private rooms are available for this group booking of the Island. Participants will be required to bring sleeping gear for themselves. Space limited to eight participants which includes instruction, safety, logistics and private usage of the island by the paddling group. Participants are responsible for bringing all of their own Paddling Gear, Food and Drink and Overnight sleeping / camping equipment. Helmets and Gloves are required for landing and launching from the Lighthouse. Rental Equipment can be arranged for an additional fee.
The program is for advanced beginners and intermediate paddlers
  • Rental Equipment (Additional Cost): Prime Paddlesports can outfit a paddler in performance rental equipment for the weekend at $130 (at a rate of $65 per day, includes, performance kayak, paddle, PFD and spray skirt.
  • Participants are responsible for bringing all of their own Paddling Gear, Food and Drink and Overnight sleeping / camping equipment. Helmets and Gloves are required for landing and launching from the Lighthouse.

Brier Island Exploration

July 13th–July 15th
Brier Island,
Westport, Nova Scotia
$335
$415 w/ equipment rental

Cross the Canadian Border with us this July ! Prime paddlesports is looking forward to teaming up with Committed 2 the Core Sea kayak coaching to offer and exciting and challenging opportunity to work with advanced paddlers in the dynamic waters around beautiful Brier Island. Stuck out in the Bay of Fundy are two small Islands Brier and Long Island. The water that moves up into the Bay of Fundy every tidal cycle is forced around these two Islands causing some very interesting places to paddle. This program has been developed for the competent paddler who is looking for more control in moving water in a dynamic ever-changing environment. Individuals who are looking to work on leadership in dynamic waters will also learn and enjoy from this program. During this program, you will have ample amount of time to paddle the Brier Island environment using the Ebb and the flood tidal streams. The aim of the program for advanced paddlers is to learn strategies for working in a dynamic tidal environment -Practice personal competence in placement, time and movement in tidal environments. -Practice group awareness and incident management in a tidal environment. -Visit one of the nicest coastal communities in Nova Scotia and experience island living at it’s best

The program is for intermediate and advanced paddlers
  • Instruction
  • Rental Equipment (Additional Cost): Prime Paddlesports can outfit a paddler in performance rental equipment for the weekend at $130 (at a rate of $65 per day, includes, performance kayak, paddle, PFD and spray skirt.
Participants are responsible for their own meals, lodging and transportation. Coordinated lodging ( Airbnb) will be arranged so that all participants can stay together and let the learning and fun run into the evenings. Reasonable rental costs will be split amongst participants, to be sorted after participation has been confirmed.

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Our varied offerings including private instruction, adventure learning, formal courses, symposiums, and other educational opportunities that we deliver, arrange, and host.  Paddlers of all levels have come to enjoy the quality programs that Prime paddlesports is known for.

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