Buzzards Bay Coalition believes everyone who lives in the Buzzards Bay watershed should have access to experience its natural wonders. The Coalition’s new Onset Bay Center offers high-quality, on-the-water programs. Through a variety of outdoor activities such as sailing, paddling, rowing, shellfishing, and shoreline ecology, the center helps community members of all ages build a personal connection with our local environment.

Since the start of our programs in July 2020, the OBC staff have treasured our time exploring Onset Bay with you and your families. We look forward to growing our programs and increasing access to all that Onset Bay has to offer.

For more information or with any questions, please reach out to the Vice President of Outdoor Exploration, Stuart Downie at downie@savebuzzardsbay.org or give us a call at
508-999-6363 ext. 283.

The Onset Bay Center draws on a complex of scenic, diverse natural lands on Onset Bay, all anchored and supported by the Onset Bathhouse headquarters on Onset Beach. Protected lands at Wickets Island, Burgess Point, and Shell Point Marshes serve as core destinations for the center’s on-the-water programming. McFadden Center Hall overlooking Onset Bay could be the location for your next event!

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Adventure awaits at the Onset Bay Center! We offer full-day, half-day, and special excursion programs for children and teens looking for on-the-water excitement throughout the summer and school year.

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The Onset Bay Center has so much to offer adults and families during the summer and beyond! Experience a full slate of outdoor and on-the-water activities - from paddling, rowing, and sailing adventures and clubs to meditation, yoga and environmental explorations - for adults and families. Try something new and take advantage of opportunities to discover Onset Bay!

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Onset Bay Center is adding new, exciting adventures to our calendar all the time! Check out what's new and discover Onset Bay!

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We are committed to providing quality programs that are safe for all participants and their families. Read about our safety and certification protocols.

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