- 33 Ratings
Nashua River Full Moon Canoeing Tour
Paddle by canoe at dusk and into evening and experience the majestic beauty of the Nashua River from the water.
What You Will Do
- Watch the moon rise and enjoy the peacefulness of an evening paddle on this three-hour excursion
- Explore an area rich in wildlife and keep your eyes open for owls, beaver, bats, and more -Experience the beauty of the area for yourself and enjoy an enhanced nature experience suitable for all levels
- Guided three hour moonlight paddle
- Complimentary refreshments
- All required equipment
This tour is suitable for all levels. All guides are naturalists and American Canoe Association certified instructors. Guests may use their own equipment at the approval of guides. Tours will run rain or shine, unless weather is hazardous.
- 33 Ratings
Just a nice evening out on the water with good people will definitely be back!!
We had such a lovely time! The guides were helpful and friendly, and fed us a wonderful snack halfway through the trip. It's really special to be out on the water at night... and there were hundreds of fireflies, to add to the magic!
The trip was great. It was a little disappointing having to wait an extra half an hour for the rest of the group but I understand things happen. It was a fun adventure.
It was fun. It was an adventure. Great leaders and great people on the tour. Will definitely go again.
The trip was well organized. All the equipment was ready when we arrived, and taken care of when we finished. The Guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The snacks were great. And the moon and weather were perfect too!
We had a great time! Please read the review I wrote for Yelp.
This is our second paddle with Nashoba Paddle and we loved each one. Our first was a beaver paddle and the second was the full moon paddle. This was especially fabulous coming back under the quiet and peacefulness of the full moon. Following the glow sticks was novel and fun and the snacks midpaddle were yummy!
a magical moonrise capped off a perfect evening paddle
Diane and Pate were friendly and knowledgeable, making for an awesome full moon tour. Such down to earth people, made us feel like we were old friends.
We had a great time enjoying the beauty of our town via the water! Diane & Pete were great guides and made the trip relaxing & fun!
I'm the one who spoke with the organizers briefly about "Nature Questing." I think you can dramatically improve the quality of these experiences for participants in a number of ways. Awareness and intention make all the difference. Some guidance on opening up your senses, using a wide-angled vision, listening to the sounds more deeply, allowing yourself to be touched emotionally by the beauty of the sounds and sights...these can all help. Plus, please model less talking, not more. And how about some sharing that's deeper and richer than just science and naming species? For a Full Moon event, I suggest inviting participants to bring a poem, a song, or a very short story, to the extent that there is time for storytelling. And, as facilitators, the moon is such a powerful experience. How about modeling opening up your heart by sharing an inspiring story or exquisite poem about the moon? Or your own, very short story if there is time for stories. And personally, I would prefer less of an emphasis on food and more on heart-felt moon-related sharing. Eating snacks just seemed like a rather severe distraction from the beauty around us. Why use our precious time on the water that way? It was awkward and unsatisfying. And, frankly, I was utterly stunned that people talked while the coyote was calling to us!!!!! Isn't that exactly why we were there? I think all participants should be coached ahead of time to please, be courteous and be quiet more than not, and certainly to get very quiet whenever anyone says they are hearing or listening to something in the environment. Also, please do not use the term "Nature Questing," casually for your own marketing. That terminology refers to an experience that is strongly anchored in intentionality, awareness, and a deep appreciation of mystery and the mystical.
- Nicholas R.
The Full Moon Canoe Tour was a blast! My wife and two kids (ages 15 and 10) all had a good time as well. Everything was taken care of for us, we just had to show up and paddle. The guides were very knowledgable and entertaining. Paddling the river to a full moon was a great experience!