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Dads Paddle FREE This Sunday!

Of course Dad is FREE! Give Dad something SPECIAL and a day he won't forget this Father's Day! Take the very best Dad in the WORLD paddling at either of our locations and he is FREE! This Sunday, Dad paddles for free when you come out and paddle with him for an awesome Father's Day on the water! It's a perfect way to get dad out of the house, off his lawn mower and more memorable than a tie! This offer is good with the purchase of any rental. You paddle, and Dad's Paddling is on the House! Come on down and give him the BEST DAY of the SUMMER! Black Hall Outfitters is CT's premiere Kayak and SUP outing destination, offering the BEST place for paddling [...]

2018-06-12T08:25:39+00:00

We’re Famous!

We are proud to be featured on the cover of the 2018 Ct Tourism guide this year. When the CT tourism board came down to our place to review possible places and experience to feature on the cover of the 2018 guide, they were excited and thrilled at what they found here at BHO in Old Lyme. Our access to the Great Island Salt Marsh Sanctuary, and the vast paddling of the Ct River Canoe and Kayak trail here in Old Lyme sealed the deal! Come down and see what everyone is talking about and experience THE BEST DAY OF YOUR SUMMER! https://youtu.be/5wGwMOZWFJ8

2018-06-04T12:28:14+00:00

Fluke Fest 2018!

IMPORTANT- WEIGHS-INS AND FINAL AWARDS CEREMONY ARE BEING HELD AT OUR WESTBROOK LOCATION at WETMORES MARINA 362 Boston Post Rd Sign up Today for FLUKE-FEST 2018! We are holding the 4th annual Fluke-Fest 2108 at our brand new location in Westbrook at 362 Boston Post Rd at Wetmore's Marina. Sign up at either of our locations prior to the 5am kick off on June 23rd and be in the Running for either a 2018 Ocean Kayak Trident 11 Yak ($1199 Value!) kayak division, or the CA$H Prize Pool in the Big boat division - $25 per angler- winner take all! Saturday weigh in by 5pm, Sunday final weigh in is at 3pm immediately followed by an Awards ceremony. Join in for a cook-out, prizes, and [...]

2018-06-12T07:43:03+00:00

ROCK the DOCK Featuring Jake Kulak and the Low-Down!

OK...SO a little rain jus postponed the fun. Let's Try this AGAIN! We're Kickin' Off the Summer with our First ROCK the DOCK event of the season with JAKE KULAK and the Low-Down! This FREE CONCERT event happens Sunday, June 24th at BHO in WESTBROOK, CT. Be there and bring your chair and baskets!! As always, Rock the Dock is a FREE concert and an amazing time here at BHO. Bring a chair, and some friends, and help support the musicians and artists by showing how much you appreciate the show with a contribution to their tip jar!! BONUS...We will be holding this concert event at our FLUKE-FEST 2018 Awards ceremony..so Double Bang-for-the-BUCK!!..this will be an night of the summer you won't want to miss!! [...]

2018-06-04T12:20:44+00:00

Black Hall Outfitters Westbrook Grand Opening!

You Are Invited to the Grand Opening of Our Westbrook, CT Location! We are excited to announce the opening of our SECOND location at 362 Boston Post Rd in Westbrook, CT at Wetmore's Marina! Come join us for Our Grand Opening Event, Saturday, May 19th from 11am-5pm. Come by and see our HUGE inventory of top Fishing gear, Bait, Tackle, Kayaks, SUPs and Paddle-Sport accessories. The event will feature: FREE prizes, HUGE RAFFLE PRIZE POOL and Kayak Rigging sessions. Charter Captain and Local Legend, Phil Wetmore will be on hand for fishing tips and techniques. Miss Molly Fishing Charters and Bell 8 Charters will be on hand and offering FREE PRIZES. We will also have manufacturer reps from Old Town Kayak, Ocean Kayak, BIC SUP, FOLSOM [...]

2018-05-15T12:04:20+00:00

BLACK Hall Friday

Take advantage of the BIGGEST SAVINGS of the season For Our MONTH-LONG holiday sale. We have everything priced to move under your tree and fill someone's stocking. Everything on Sale at our best prices of the season, including Demos, and BRAND NEW 2016 and 2017 Models. Give someone on your list the gift of summer with a BHO Gift Card ALL priced at 20% OFF! We have EVERY Old Town Kayak priced at our LOWEST of the SEASON, with FREE paddle and rod holder. All SUPs come with a FREE paddle,Leash and BAG. There is NO BETTER time of the year to come in and SAVE big, so let us help you stick an SUP in someone's Stocking, or put a Kayak under your tree!

2017-11-22T15:02:54+00:00

Swallow Tours

If you have not experienced the Swallow murmuration and are in the area, you MUST! The Tree Swallow makes its annual migration this time of year and chooses a small island near the mouth of the Connecticut River to collect before their long journey south. Every evening, thousands of swallows emerge out of the salt marsh and put on a dazzling aerial flight show, swirling, and spiraling in an aerial ballet that will take your breath away. Their formations look like flying fireworks and their precision is breathtaking.  This phenomenon happens through September and into October, and is considered one of nature's "greatest shows on Earth." People come from all over New England to experience this amazing show. To see it at water level in a kayak or on [...]

2017-09-12T15:17:32+00:00

Tog Tober

Dust off your tog gear and get ready for the 4th annual tog-tober blackfish tourney. Boat, yak & Barbie rod divisions!!! Heaviest fish wins- There will be some AMAZING prizes, courtesy of some of our growing sponsor list including Old Town, Malone, Costa, Stormr gear, Tsunami tackle, Plum Island baits, and Joe Bags tackle among others. Prizes for kayak division will be a fully outfitted Malone Kayak trailer. Boat division will be a cash prize. The Barbie rod division will have a separate prize pool with proceeds go to the Sound School. Barbie rod division is a $20 entry fee. It’s a $30 entry fee for kayak or boat and you must decide and pay for the division you would like to fish PRIOR to [...]

2017-09-27T18:39:26+00:00

OCEAN KAYAK: PDL Legacy Continues…

Ocean Kayak® Shatters the Pedal-Driven Kayak Paradigm New Ocean Kayak Malibu Pedal merges effortless transport, versatility, and proven pedal drive technology Old Town, Maine (July 10, 2017): The kayak pioneers at Ocean Kayak are proud to announce the launch of a revolutionary pedal-driven kayak that merges effortless transport, versatility, and proven pedal drive technology. Welcome Malibu Pedal, Ocean Kayak’s latest—a watercraft that raises the bar for effortless transport, ease of use, pedal performance, and hands-free fun! It’s fun, zippy, stable and offers turn-on-a-dime performance. Ocean Kayak Malibu Pedal is the most versatile pedal-driven kayak on the water, a boat that will accommodate any watery pursuit imaginable—from lunch-break fitness and easy vacation fun to blue-water adventures. Plus, it’s lightweight, easily car-topped by almost anyone, and has [...]

2017-07-17T09:42:19+00:00