Everyone who lives on Buzzards Bay 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 paddling, rowing, shellfishing, and shoreline ecology, the center helps community members of all ages build a personal connection with our local environment.

In light of the dramatic increase of COVID-19 cases within our communities, the Onset Bay Center has decided (as of Tuesday, Dec. 8) to put our in-person programs on hold until further notice. The virtual Suddenly In Command program will still be held on January 9th.

Since the start of our programs in July, the OBC staff have treasured our time exploring Onset Bay with you and your families. We look forward to when it is safe for all of us to gather again. As always, please reach out to the OBC Director, Kat Garofoli, with any questions about programs at garofoli@savebuzzardsbay.org.

The Onset Bay Center offers a full slate of outdoor and on-the-water activities--from paddling, rowing, and sailing adventures to meditation, yoga and environmental explorations--for children, teens, adults and families. Try something new and take advantage of opportunities to discover Onset Bay.

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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.

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Kids in kayaks in Onset

We need your help! We would like to get to know you and your family better and ask for feedback that will help us develop programs within the Onset Bay Reserve.

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

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