Tour Group Offers “Sailboat Camping” Trips in MA Waters

Tour Group Offers “Sailboat Camping” Trips in MA Waters
Photos/Marsh and Bay Expeditions.

ecoRI.com: If you think New England has run out of remote, natural places to explore, well, at least one tour group says there’s plenty more to enjoy and a unique way to experience it.

Tour Group Offers “Sailboat Camping” Trips in MA WatersMarsh and Bay Expeditions offers overnight cruises of coastal coves, beaches, small unpopulated islands and hard-to-reach harbors with the unfortunate name of “gunkholes.” Don’t let the term scare you away. It’s a nautical word for a shallow cove. It also describes the isolated destinations along southeastern New England’s coast that this tour group seeks out aboard their modest-sized, classic sailboats.

Since the operation started last year, founders Lu Yoder, Kate Blofson and Olaf Bertram-Nothnagel have retrofitted four daysailers — wide-cockpit sailboats suited for cruising in shallow waters — with a protective covered canopy and makeshift storage space that also serves as sleeping quarters. (Think of the family station wagon that doubles as a camper.)

Read more about the sail-camping trips run by Marsh & Bay Expeditions.