September Program Offerings

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Muddy Creek Kayak Tours

Tuesday, September 10  ~ 11:30am

Thursday, September 12 ~ 12:30pm

Thursday, September 26 ~ 12:30pm

Explore the restored Muddy Creek by kayak with Dr. Sarah Griscom. Come experience the lost wilderness of Cape Cod. A trip to remember. Participants meet at Jackknife Cove.

Non-member fee: $55  // Member fee $35


Catboat Sailing Lessons

Tuesdays, Wednesdays,& Thursdays ~ 9:30am-12noon

Learn to sail a classic Catboat under the tutelage of PBCB Catboat Coordinator Suzanne Leahy.

Non-member fee $65  // Member fee $35


Recreational Sailing

Boat Card Holders and Skills Checked Members ~ Please call (508) 945-7245 for availability.

Experienced sailors who have passed a skills check with Captain Tom may reserve a boat for their own exploration of Pleasant Bay with up to 4 friends.

Member Fee ~ Small Boats (Sunfish, Laser, & 420) $40 Large Boat (Flying Scot, Catboat) $55



Mothers and Others Sailing

Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00am-12:30pm

The kids are back in school, so now it’s your turn. This program is designed for stay at home parents and grandparents raising grandchildren to relax and enjoy. No experience necessary. Captain Tom Leach and his mates will sail your around Pleasant Bay and your welcome to stay after on campus for a picnic.

Non-member fee: $50  // Member fee $25


September Speaker Series

September 6 ~4:30pm

Tour the Galapagos Islands through the eyes and ears of local scientists recapping a recent 10- day excursion to this very fragile and special place. Snacks & refreshments will be provided.

There is no charge for our speaker series and it is open to the public. Donations are appreciated.



Recreational Sailing Flotilla

September 14, 11:00am – 4:00pm

Experienced sailors who have passed a skills test with Captain Tom may skipper a PBCB boat and bring up to four friends. If you would like to join us but are not yet confident skippering please call the office to see if we can arrange a volunteer skipper for you.

Member fee $40pp // Family fee $120 (Up to 6 people- Please call ahead with ages & abilities)



PBCB Discovery Sailing & Science Club

Wednesday 3:30pm-5pm (Ages 8-14)

Discover the exciting and surprising connections between Sailing and Marine/Environmental Science! This is an outdoor-oriented club that includes water experiences on Pleasant Bay and Muddy Creek in sailboats & kayaks, as well as hands-on indoor activities when the weather dictates.

*Monomoy Middle School students should enroll through the school and transportation will be provided from school to the PBCB campus, and parent/guardians pick-up at 5:00 PM at PBCB. Wednesdays 3:30pm- 5:00pm ~ September 9 – November 27 (10 weeks)

Non members fee $150  // Member fee $75 (Financial Assistance is available)



Orleans Pond Coalition- Celebrate our Waters

Saturday September 21st & Sunday September 22

Pleasant Bay Community Boating is offering sailing experiences on Pleasant Bay, together with Arey’s Pond Boatyard and Namequoit Sailing Association.  Sign up for a sail with one of our skippers from PBCB, APBY, or NSA.  Reservations required.



Friends of Chatham Waterways & Ocean Conservancy ~ Coastal Sweep Clean Up

Saturday, September 28th, 10:00am to 12:00noon.

Join PBCB as we invest sweat equity back into beautiful Cape Cod. Come be a part of it!

Coastsweep depends on volunteers like you to ensure that our beaches are safe and clean, not only for people, but for all the flora and fauna that inhabit our shorelines. FCW provides volunteers with debris grabbers and CZM contributes trash bags and gloves for collection. Ocean Conservancy supplies data cards for recording site findings.  After the beach cleanups, data cards sent to the Ocean Conservancy in Washington for analysis and publication.  The data provided helps develop programs to reduce marine debris worldwide and you can be part of the solution.

There is no fee to participate in this program. Please call Dr. Sarah Griscom to get involved 508.945.7245




Lessons learned in a boat on Pleasant Bay apply to the rest of our students’ lives – self-reliance, teamwork, confidence, responsibility, and problem-solving. That’s why our wide range of programs is dedicated to making Pleasant Bay affordable and accessible to every segment of the population.

Lessons are offered for adults and youth from 6 years and up. Younger children may accompany adults or parents.

Become a Member today for up to 50% discount on program fees!

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Footwear Note!

We require appropriate footwear for watersports!

Please be sure your footwear is one of the following:

Closed-toe and closed-heel sandals

Water shoes or Aqua Socks


Sneakers with good tread that shed water