Not exactly Master and Commander material.
Crowe, who is shooting the film Noah in New York presently, went kayaking with a friend from Long Island Sound on Saturday afternoon, according to the report. When it became dark, the pair brought their kayaks on shore at Huntington Beach, nearly 10 miles east of where they set out.
The Coast Guard was patrolling the area and located the pair after hearing Crowe calling for help from the shore around 10 p.m. ET. Neither was injured.
"He just needed a little bit of help, he just got a little lost," U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Swieciki told the AP. "It wasn't really a rescue, really, more of just giving someone a lift."
Crowe, for one, seems to have taken the incident in stride and says the darkness caused him and his friend to become disoriented. "Not lost, we knew where exactly where we were, paddling around from csh into wind, we ran out of day. Grand adventure eh @chris_feather ?" he tweeted afterwards.