Coastal Discoveries Program Activities

    

 

 

 

 

 Summer boating camp kids visit Motif #1  Striper time  studying for the boating safety exam
 Coastal Discoveries kids boating program  visits Motif #1 in Rockport, Mass.  Discovering the joy of fishing aboard the Erica Lee II  Studying for the safe boating exam during Coastal Discoveries.
 Striped bass caught aboard the Erica Lee II.  The Erica Lee II and Tall Ships  Flounder fishing during Coastal Discoveries camp.
 It's a keeper!  31" striper caught aboard the Erica Lee II during our 2008 summer  program.  The Tall Ships visited Salisbury, and the Erica Lee II was there to greet them with a boatload of curious youngsters.

 An amazing flounder derby aboard the Erica Lee II - a total of 75 flounders were brought aboard in one and one-half hours!

 Coastal Discovery kids camp poses with Tall Ships  Haddock for dinner  Flounder fishing aboard the Erica Lee II kids summer camp
 Our crew member, Eric, and kids aboard the Erica Lee II while visiting the Tall Ships in Salisbury.  Our highliner of the week poses with her brothers aboard the Erica Lee II.  No flounder derby is complete without a picture of the largest fish - a 16" beauty.
   
 We met this curious seal out at the Isles of Shoals while paddling kayaks with a great group of    
 teens during one of our "teen only" weeks.    

 

COASTAL DISCOVERIES, was owned and operated by the Yeomans family of Newbury since 1988, and is now run by Beth and Bob Bishop. It is a one-week, maritime adventure and marine education program for kids aged nine and older. Each summer, nearly 400 kids participate; while most are from the greater Newburyport area, we have had children from: Russia, France, Scotland and Sudan, as well as Arizona, Louisiana, California, Pennsylvania, New York and Wyoming.

Held aboard our floating classroom, the Erica Lee II, we spend the week discovering the unique and fascinating history and ecology of our coastal waters, from the Merrimack River estuary to the Isles of Shoals, Jeffreys Ledge and Rockport’s Thacher Island.

Depending on current conditions, we’ll go:

  • Fishing for flounder, striped bass, mackerel, cod, haddock and more.Fishing for: flounder, striped bass, mackerel, cod, haddock, ocean cat, cusk, pollock, bluefish.
  • Haul Lobster TrapsHaul lobster traps
  • Hike Smuttynose Island at the Isle of Shoals     Hike on Smuttynose Island. 
  • Climb the lighthouse    Tour Thacher Island off the coast of Rockport, MA (including a climb to the top of the north lighthouse),
  • Explore the tidle flats.Explore the tidal flats in the Merrimack River,

  • Staying Cool at the beach And stay cool with plenty of swimming and beach games!

Kids 12 and older may participate in a safe-boating and navigation class taught by Coastal Discoveries crew; successful completion results in a Mass. State Safe Boating Certificate issued by the Mass. Environmental Police. The week ends with an all-day beach and barbecue trip to Gloucester's Wingaersheek Beach, along the beautiful Annisquam River!



Program sessions run Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Coastal Discoveries

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Office Address to send mail:

Coastal Discoveries 
20 Columbia Way
Newbury, MA  01951

plumislandcaptains@msn.com
Tel. 978-462-2017 

Captain Bob's Cell Phone 978-361-6415

Beth's Cell Phone  508-451-0195

 

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54R Merrimac St.

Newburyport, MA 01950

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