Eco-Tours

Discover and explore with us at one of our amazing paddling destinations.

Experience Spectacular Natural Beauty

Discover and explore with us at one of our amazing paddling destinations. We are located in beautiful Old Lyme, directly on the National Great Island Estuary, on the Long Island Sound. We have direct access to some of the most pristine coastline in New England, and offer guided Eco- Tours to introduce all to our Natural wonder.

Come See Why Yankee Magazine voted us “Best Natural Experience” in New England. We offer several different eco-paddle tours, and are all guided by one of our seasoned local professional instructors. Their passion for both the wildlife and the historical significance of the CT River estuary system will energize your inner explorer and be the highlight of your summer.

Eco Tour Info:

  • Kayak, Paddle and PFD included
  • Pricing:
    • Private Eco Tour Outing (1-3 People) - $125/per person
    • Eco Tours 4-8 People ($85/per person)
    • Eco Tours 8 people or more ($85/per person + $65 per hour for an additional guide)
  • Bring water bottle, dry bag, snacks, camera and sunscreen.
  • Be prepared for all types of weather.
  • Eco Tours are scheduled by appointment only. Call or use the form below to book.
  • 50% Deposit required to hold booking date. 24-hour cancellation notice required or deposit will not be refunded.

Like what you see?

Interested in booking an eco-tour? Use the help form below or give us a call to get started!

Meet our Guide

Sharon Baldi

You know what they say about local knowledge? Well Sharon Baldi is the real deal.

  • Lifelong resident of Old Saybrook.
  • Thirty-three years of public school teaching and administration.
  • Five years kayak guiding on the lower Connecticut river watershed.
  • Recipient of the Connecticut Public Schools Outstanding Physical Education (Kayak program at Hand High School).
  • Six years Appalachian Mountain Guide in the New Hampshire White Mountains.

Certifications

  • NOLS- National Outdoor Leadership School
  • WFA Wilderness First Aid Afloat/ CPR
  • Connecticut Teachers License and Administration

As a lifelong resident of Old Saybrook, Sharon has spent her life kayaking, canoeing and boating the tributaries of the lower Connecticut River Watershed. She is dedicated to preserving the beauty of Great Island and is committed to helping the birds, animals and flora that call the salt marsh home. Her passion for the, birds, natural history and ecology will inspire the explorer within. Join her for a tour as she explores this amazing wetland habitat.

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