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2012 NY/NJ Baykeeper Kayak Trips, Eco-Cruises and Pump Out Boat

NY/NJ Baykeeper releases its Summer 2012 schedule for kayak trips and eco-cruises as well as its Pumpout Boat Season.

2012 Canoe and Kayak Program 

Raritan Riverkeeper, a program of NY/NJ Baykeeper, in partnership with Monmouth County Parks, will be leading guided tours throughout the summer months. We have 10 kayaks and 5 canoes available for rental, but feel free to bring your own boat. Tickets are $25 without a boat rental, and $35 including the boat rental. 

Reservations must be made prior to the trip by contacting Amy Testa at Testa@nynjbaykeeper.org or 732-888-9870 x6. Space is limited. Sign up now!

Saturday, June 23  (Rain date July 24)

10:00am - noon at Perth Amboy to Wards Point - Raritan River

Launch at the Second Street beach in Perth Amboy, paddle along the P.A. beaches, past the Raritan Yacht Club to the Perth Amboy Marina and the tall ship "Unicorn" and historic ferry slip. Then cross the Arthur Kill to Conference House Park on Staten Island. Follow the Staten Island shoreline to Wards Point, cross back across the Arthur Kill, through the RYC mooring field and return to the launch point. This trip will cross two commercially active channels and include a lot of open water paddling. 

Sunday, July 22  

11:00am - 1:00pm on the Navesink River

Meeting place is Hartshorne Woods Claypit Creek Parking Lot . This trip is in conjuction with Monmouth County Parks. Please sign up through Monmouth County Parks online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com or by phone at 732-842-4000 ext 1. Inlcude program number inf23a Cost is $25.

Sunday, August 5 

11:00am - 1:00pm on the Navesink River

Meeting place is Hartshorne Woods Claypit Creek Parking Lot. This trip is in conjuction with Monmouth County Parks. Please sign up through Monmouth County Parks online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com or by phone at 732-842-4000 ext 1. Inlcude program number ing23a Cost is $25. 

Thursday, August 23 (Rain date August 30) 

6:00pm - 7:30pm at Perth Amboy
Sunset paddle from the Perth Amboy beach.

Saturday, September 8 (Rain date September 9) 

11:00am - 1:00pm at Carteret

Launch from the Carteret Boat Ramp off Sica Industrial Hwy., paddle across the Arthur Kill and up the Fresh Kill through Fresh Kill Park.

2012 ECO-CRUISES ABOARD THE CAPTAIN JOHN

Join the Baykeeper as your guide while enjoying the beauty and wildlife on the Hudson/Raritan Estuary.Ticket price includes light refreshments and beverages. Contact Amy Testa at Testa@nynjbaykeeper.org or 732-888-9870, ext 6 for more information or to purchase tickets. Or visit www.nynjbaykeeper.org to buy tickets online

July 8 - Staten Island Cruise. Circumnavigate Staten Island, through the waters of Raritan Bay, the Arthur Kill and the Kill van Kull.

 August 19 - New York Harbor Lighthouse Tour. Visit Old Orchard, West Bank, Romer Shoal, Coney Island, and Sandy Hook Lighthouses, most of which can only be seen by boat. This tour gives passengers a chance to see them up close. 

Boat boards at 3:30pm and returns to the dock around 6:45pm. 

TICKETS $50 Per Person ($25 Per Child under 12)

 If guests enjoy dinner after the cruise at Drew's Bayshore Bistro at 28 East Front St. in Keyport, NJ, 10% of your bill will be donated back to NY/NJ Baykeeper! Please make reservations by calling 732-739-9219: this Zagat rated restaurant gets filled quickly!

 

Baykeeper Launches the 2012 Pumpout Boat Season

The NY/NJ Baykeeper Head Mistress will provide free pumpouts to the heads of recreational vessels in Sandy Hook and Raritan Bays to prevent the dumping of sewage into the Bays. This project is supported and funded by the Clean Vessel Act, IBoatNJ, and local municipalities, including Keyport, Hazlet, Atlantic Highlands, Matawan, Perth Amboy, Middletown, and Keyport Yacht Club. Special thanks to John Olsen's Marina for provided a mooring as well as winter storage for the boat. To reach the Head Mistress, to schedule an appointment call 732-832-1499, or channel 9 on the water.  

 

 

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