Connecticut Family Boating Adventures
If this latest heat wave has you thinking about getting out on the water, then look no further- we’ve got the list for you! Whether you’re after free family fun with the kids, a kayak adventure, sailing, or a river tour, we’ve got you covered!
Photo Credit: Essex Steam Train, Mystic Seaport
Free Family Boating:
Free admission for one adult with children with the 2023 Summer at Museum Program on select sailings. Head out and explore the river, and take a train ride to boot!
Free admission for one adult with children with the 2023 Summer at Museum Program- tons of historical vessels to explore, along with free rowboat, sailboat or pedal boat rentals! You can also purchase tickets for a guided tour aboard a larger boat.
Offered on July 22 and August 19, these free family boating days invite everyone out for a day of boating on the pond. No prior experience necessary. Water safety and boating education will be provided before taking out a canoe, kayak or paddle board. There will also be hikes, partner tables, arts & crafts and more.
Photo Credit: Sunbeam Fleet, Black Hawk Sport Fishing
Fishing Boat Adventures:
This no-experience necessary fishing charter is perfect for families with older kids. They make it so easy!
A fishing adventure for kids of all ages! From porgies and seabass to bluefish and cod, and other unique catches – we have something for everyone out on the water.
Photo Credit: Longshore Sailing School, Mystic Adventures, Scoot and Paddle
Rent your own mini powerboat vessel and have an adventure on a fun three hour tour. It’s like driving a go-cart on the water!
Rent kayaks or Stand up Paddleboards and explore Milford from the water.
Experience the joy of stand up paddleboarding in this classic New England Adventure.
Boating Tours and Sailing:
Captain Morgan offers a variety of family fun tours as well as boat training. Sailing, cruising, and watersport options available.
Fun tours and more to appreciate CT’s natural beauty!
Join us aboard and experience the beautiful Connecticut River AND the Connecticut River Museum! There’s so much to see on the Connecticut River!
This is another great nature tour for kids- Explore the sea life in Long Island Sound and learn how to use a wide range of oceanographic equipment as part of a “hands-on” flagship environmental monitoring program aboard the Enviro-Lab research vessel. Participation is expected!
Learn to sail and embark on adventure with Sailworks! Offering sailing trips, sunset cruises, and lessons for families.