Nature Tour & Seining by Kayak or Paddle Board with East End Explorer – BYOK/PB or rent from East End Explorer: All Ages
Tour Leader: Eric Wurzburg (East End Explorer) and SOFO Environmental Educator
Our paddle begins from the Conscience Point Historic Site in Southampton. We will launch vessels from the non-motorized ramp and paddle north around the point toward Conscience Point shellfish farm. Once there, we will take a moment to paddle near the floating oyster cages and sorting/tumbling barge. We will briefly discuss some of the benefits of shellfish farming as well as the basic aquaculture process.
As we move further along, we will enter Conscience Point National Wildlife Preserve. While there we will paddle through tidal creeks into Serenity Pond, a beautiful tidal pond surrounded by nature preserve. We will then take 5 to 10 minutes to practice a mindful meditation as we float in the pond. Following meditation, we will continue back down the tidal creeks en route to one of the harbors accessible shorelines.
Along the way we will keep an eye out for some of the local fauna that frequent the area; white tail deer, turkeys, red fox, osprey, and an array of other wildlife are often spotted hunting and foraging in the back tidal creeks.
Once we land on a suitable beach there will be an opportunity to stop for a snack, stretch our legs, or have a swim. From the shore we may pull seine nets, catch crabs, learn to dig for clams, or take an exploratory beach walk, depending on tidal conditions. Following our beachside explorations, we will load the boats back into the water and paddle back to where we began, Conscience Point Historic Site.
Please be sure to pack the following:
Water, clothes you can get wet, snack, sunscreen, bug spray, a dry towel to leave in car, water shoes (optional), dry bag, and a camera.
Kayak and Paddleboard rentals available. $60 single, $90 double, $90 paddleboard or bring your own. SOFO members free, non-members $15 per Adult, $10 per child.
Advanced reservations are required for all events. To register for this program, which has limited enrollment please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-537-9735. Spots will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.