10 Benefits for Choosing Outdoor Camp

February 17, 2018

10 Benefits For Choosing Outdoor Camp This Summer

Throughout the school year, most kids spend a majority of their waking hours indoors, being carpooled to and from activities, team sports, homework, computers and TV.  Trading indoor activity, screen time and video games for fresh air, salt water and sunshine cultivates…

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Cure Nature Deficit Disorder

February 05, 2018

Nature-deficit disorder is not a formal diagnosis, but a way to describe the psychological, physical and cognitive costs of human alienation from nature, particularly for children in their vulnerable developing years. Consider the 2008 Recreation Participation Report," based on a survey of more than 60,000 Americans, covering 114 different outdoor activities; it represents a…

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Pulling the Trigger on a new Hobie Kayak

January 31, 2018

"I am getting ready to pull the trigger and buy a new kayak. After extensive research I am on verge of pulling the trigger on a new Hobie Outback. Prior to investing the $2,000 plus, however, I though I would make a last inquiry: Has anyone purchase a Mirage Drive…

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Annual used Hobie Kayak-SUP Fleet Sale

August 03, 2017

Every year, Little Harbor Boathouse sells all our kayaks and standup paddle boards.  We've sold hundreds of boats over the years to people from all over the new england. 
The sale begins on August 1st and runs through Labor…

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An Exciting Getaway From The Office

July 22, 2017

Tired of office parties where everyone stands around talking gossip and hanging out by the bartender?
 Shake it up with an inspiring Boston North Shore experience at Little Harbor Boathouse - Marblehead. 

Reward Your Employees
 - Connect & Refresh
 - Fuel Camaraderie & Boost Morale - 
Treat Your Clients


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Safety First at Little Harbor Boathouse

July 17, 2017

Little Harbor Boathouse Paddle Instructors and Guides complete our annual Coastal Kayaking and SUP Leadership Training lead by Kevin Beckwith, ACA L4 Open Water Instructor, British Canoeing 5 Star Sea Kayak Leader and Registered Maine Guide as well as hold First Aid/CPR Certificates.

Our boundaries are fully explained to all paddlers; it includes…

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The Ski Pass for Paddlers at Little Harbor Boathouse

May 31, 2017

Seeking a restful and rejuvenating summer of 2017? Look no further! Our Paddle Season Passes are the answer. We offer single, couple, and family passes that allow you to show up and get out on the water with ease! Choose from our large fleet of kayaks and standup paddle-boards and…

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Stripers are in Let the Kayak Fishing Season Begin!

May 17, 2017

Let the 2017 Hobie Kayak Fishing Season begin!  Along with this week's warm skies and calm seas this week keeper stripers showed in numbers this week north of Cape Cod, with many 28-inch-plus fish arriving on Boston's North Shore.   Stripers as large as 30 pounds were reported, along with a…

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Meet Little Harbor Boathouse Founder

May 15, 2017

Today we’d like to introduce you to Maryellen Auger - founder and owner of Little Harbor Boathouse.

We moved to Little Harbor Marblehead, Massachusetts in 2007.   I spent the first two summers launching off a neighborhood beach.  Then one day I discovered a dingy and vacant storeroom that opened out to the small…

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Staff View on Kids Summer Programs

April 15, 2017

I’ve had the pleasure of checking in families at Little Harbor Boathouse summer program for a few summers now, and it remains the best way to begin a Monday. Every time parents drop their kids off on the first day of our camp, I hear “Wow, I wish I got…

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Free Hobie Kayak Fishing Rigging Seminar

April 11, 2017

Looking to outfit, rig or upgrade your Hobie fishing kayak?  Learn from the pros at our free Hobie Kayak Rigging Seminar on April 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. This seminar is presented by Joe Gugino and Jesse Minowski - Little Harbor Boathouse sponsored 2017 Hobie Fishing members from Why…

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Accessible and Affordable Boating off Marblehead waters on Boston north shore

May 23, 2016

ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE BOATING IN MARBLEHEAD Recreational paddling is a great way to enjoy our beautiful coastline for recreation, fun and fitness.  Marblehead's magnificent coastline provides a world class setting to enjoy accessible and affordable kayaking and standup paddle boarding.  Whether you own your own kayaks and standup paddle boards,…

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Sun Protection 101 for Water Sport Enthusiasts

May 13, 2016

Protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun while enjoying water sports is all about health and comfort on the water.  Maintaining proper sun protection is very important, as too much exposure can lead to some nasty stuff like skin cancer.  While UPF apparel won’t provide shade or…

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Little Harbor originally known as First Harbor

April 17, 2016

Little Harbor originally known as First Harbor

The true beauty and fury of the Atlantic Ocean are known only by the rugged individuals who have made their living from the sea. In the seventy-five years from the American Revolution to the middle of the nineteenth century, Marblehead, Massachusetts, experienced…

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Marblehead - the ideal place to paddle and pedal kayak

April 08, 2016

A quintessential New England seaside village, Marblehead is known for its crooked roads, quaint Old Town shopping district and cozy hometown feeling. What we here at Little Harbor Boathouse love most about Marblehead is the picturesque harbor and surrounding Crowninshield Island that make for an ideal location and destination for…

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Making Fitness Fun - Water Sports!

April 01, 2016

Finding it hard to get motivated to go to the gym or do those exercises you mean to do every morning? You are not alone! Many people find the gym or home workouts monotonous or isolating. So how do you get in your exercise without feeling like it is a…

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Essential Kayak Gear

March 28, 2016

Now that you have fallen in love with kayaking like millions of other Americans you will need to have the proper equipment to enjoy your sport during the warm summer months and into the cooler fall. There certainly are some must-haves when it comes to being able to paddle. At…

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Best Kayaking and Standup Paddling in Massachusetts

March 16, 2016

We have a soft spot for our Little Harbor and Islands. Crowninshield and Gerry’s Islands offer protected paddling at mid to high tide. They’re fun to paddle around and make for awesome swimming, exploring, picnics and landing spots. Neighboring Marblehead Harbor with 2,000 boats on moorings, yacht clubs and homes…

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Summer Sun Safety

March 10, 2016

Summer is our favorite time at Little Harbor Boathouse! The sun, the water, great weather, and of course water sports! We love our visitors, customers and Crew Members so we want everyone to stay safe during these hot summer months. Here is a quick review of how to stay protected…

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Stand Up Paddleboard Tips for Beginners

March 01, 2016

Thinking about trying out one of the most popular self propelled water sports? Stand Up Paddleboarding can be fun and a great workout for you and your family. This relaxing sport can give you some unique views of both sea creatures and the beautiful horizon before you. However before you…

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Becoming an ACA Instructor

February 26, 2016

Love being on the water and working with people? Becoming an American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructor may be just the thing for you! For almost 40 years, the ACA has been the leader in paddlesports education. Through the certification process a trainee becomes experienced in a specific and proven…

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Photography Tips and Cameras for Water Sports

February 14, 2016

Have you ever had that perfect moment out on the water when nature has you awe inspired? I always want to take a picture to remember the moment. Let’s look at some cameras that are good for watersports and take some tips from the experts on how to capture those…

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Staying “Paddle Fit” in the Off season

January 15, 2016

Staying fit in the off season is important and will help you get right back into it come the start of next season. Enjoy outdoor winter sports, make a regular practice of exercise at the YMCA or your favorite gym! As days grow longer take long walks by the sea…

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Caring for Kayak in the Off Season

January 05, 2016

While it is important to be prepared for a day of kayaking during the beautiful summer months, it is equally important to properly care and maintain the watercraft when the season is over. Doing a little bit of regular maintenance will prevent major maintenance work in the future. Here are…

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