Immerse yourself in the rhythm of the sea while learning to paddle in varying conditions. Spend your days exploring inner coves and islands of the Maine Coast while observing wildlife above and below the water. In the evening enjoy sunsets, the brilliance of the evening stars and the bioluminescence of the bay from your island campsite. Our Professional Maine Guides will customize a trip that meets your expectations.
All necessary kayak equipment and meals provided.
Participants provide camping gear or gear rentals are available. Camping gear list
Small groups/ 8 max (with exception of pre-organized larger groups)
Guided by Registered Maine Guides and ACA Instructors.
Trip Fee: $155/person/day (based on 4 person min) Advanced Booking Policy
Customized Camping Adventures specifically for Your Group: Camps, Clubs, Families, Friends!
Beginner to advanced Paddlers: 4-10 paddlers
1 to 5 night Adventures
Kayaking on the coast of Maine is an awesome experience. Let us work out the details of the perfect trip for you and your group so that you can focus on the paddling! We will customize a trip to include just what you're looking for. After surveying the group we will plan a trip that meets the group's skill level, endurance and desires and work out the all the logistics and provide guidance during the trip, including:
Meals, gear, guidance!
Put ins/ takes outs
Interested in enhancing your skills during the trip? We can include customized instruction on a variety of topics including camping skills, navigation practice, rescue skills, tides currents etc.....to help the group become more independent paddlers.
Exploration of The Bagaduce Estuary
Beginner to Intermediate 1-2 nights
Options for variety of paddling choices
Mellow to invigorating
Dynamic reversing currents
Home to colonies of seals
Inner waterway islands and beaches to explore
Paddle to several restaurant destinations
Unique Bagaduce Reversing Falls
Paddle into unique Snowe's Cove beyond the falls
Overnight adventure in Castine Area
Beginner to Advanced 1-2 nights
Island hopping excursions
Island exploration and hikes on sanctuary lands
Explore old cemeteries and ruins
Visit reversing falls
Explore remote beaches
Paddle through the Gardiner G. Deering
(an abandoned ship wreck)
Night time phosphorescent paddle
Perseid Meteor Showers mid August!
Sea Kayaking with the Whales: Campobello Island
Sea Kayak where whales migrate passing between two nations, Canada and the United States. We’ll spend two full days kayaking exploring the dynamic coastline of Campobello Island, stepping back in time among the surrounding islands where the art of weir fishing is still practiced and where 20 foot tides expose a unique intertidal zone and produce amazing currents. Whales follow the flow of food through the “feeding grounds” as the locals call it, just off the beautiful Campobello Lighthouse. Stay longer and take time to visit Roosevelt’s Estate and gardens by bicycle along the quiet roadways through the island.
To learn more about the trip, click here!
Paddle to Warren Island
Intermediate to Advanced 2 nights
This journey takes us into the open water across Penobscot Bay for a unique coastal experience. There are amazing glacial formations, beautiful cliffs, bays and summer homes. The camping at Warren Island state park is posh but secluded, with outhouses, firewood, fresh water and trails. We sometimes stop along the way at a more remote island for camping too! After a long day’s paddle on day one, day two allows for time to explore the island and paddle around Seven Hundred Acre Island and if weather and ambition allows, explore the islands to the south of Warren. There is a marina and general store nearby on Seven Hundred Acre island that has showers if anyone is so inclined!