L.L. Bean to launch summer kayaking programs on Fort Point Channel

BOSTON — You'll soon be able to take kayak Fort Point Channel with a little help from L.L. Bean.

The outdoors store, which has a location right on Seaport Boulevard, will begin offering kayaking and stand-up paddleboard classes on Fort PPoint Channel this weekend.

“L.L.Bean is thrilled to launch our first urban paddling program just footsteps from our store in Seaport,” said Gretchen Ostherr, Director of Outdoor Discovery Programs for L.L.Bean. “We are especially excited about our partnership with Boston Children’s Museum and what that will mean for enabling access to the water for many kids and families that might not otherwise have the opportunity.”

The kayak programs begin Saturday, June 15, and the stand-up paddleboard programs and harbor tours will be added soon, according to a news release.

The company will offer public programs and corporate outings or private events from the Children's Museum on the channel.

Introductory level Discovery Courses, normally $25, are free during the month of June at all L.L.Bean locations in partnership with Mastercard. Visit the L.L.Bean website for complete details and to sign-up at www.llbean.com/adventure.