North Shore Adventures LLC

North of Boston's Foremost Adventure Kayak/SUP Tour, and Rental Company.

Last Funded May 2024


raised from 58 investors


Listed in NE Explorers Top Destinations and Things To-do in Rockport MA
In just the first two years of our new operation we have expanded from 25 to 100+ kayaks and SUPs
Since we purchased the operation in 2022 we have increased profitability per customer 2X
Featured in North Shore Magazine, Gloucester Daily Times, and CBS show, New England Living in '23/24

Our Team

One stop Adventure shop on Boston's North Shore

After teaching and working as a marine scientist for most of my career I decided it was time for a change. The owner of North Shore Kayak (started in 1998) was ready to retire and the business was in dire need of new energy and restructuring after the crush of the Pandemic.

That's when I stepped in with a vision; to continue the 24 year old successful kayaking tour/rental company AND expand the mission. We formed a new LLC to focus on our belief that outdoor adventures should not just be for the privileged few who are already adventurous, trained, and have enough money to buy their own gear, but accessible for all. Whether you are a complete novice or do not want to invest thousands of dollars on equipment they may only use a few times a year.

In our first two years of operation, we expanded the business beyond Essex County kayaking by adding courses in foraging, wilderness camping, survival courses, overnight survival experiences. Our rental program now includes camping and fishing gear, cruiser bikes and E-bikes.

After spending the majority of revenue from the first two years on equipment, inventory, and rent, we realized it's time to stop paying rent and buy our first property.

Our current rented storefront is crammed front to back with 430 Sq. Ft. of adventure footwear, kayaking gear, camping equipment, and survival gear. This was fine in the short-term but to truly reach our full income potential and reach our mission of making outdoor adventures accessible, we need more room.

There is storefront property available that could quadruple our square footage, includes four parking spots and contains a possible living unit on the second. This could provide new sources of revenue by renting excess retail space, parking spaces, and potentially an overnight vacation rental on the second floor. This would be in addition to the added revenue of having a larger retail space, with more inventory, customer bathrooms, and more secure location in the face of rising sea levels.

Our end goal is to offer tourists and locals easy access to all of the wonderful outdoor activities one can do on Cape Ann, fishing, climbing, hiking, biking, snorkeling, sailing, and of course, kayaking.