Full Day Adventures

A sea kayaker passes the rocky shore of Pickering Island in Penobscot Bay Maine

Pickering Island Adventure

Strike out into Penobscot Bay and explore several islands with Pickering Island as the goal.  With an ever-changing coastline and plenty of wildlife, this is a day on the water that's sure to please!

Sea Kayaks on a beach in Stave Island Preserve Frenchamn Bay Maine

Stave Island Adventure

Enjoy panoramic views and abundant wildlife as you explore North and East Frenchman Bay on your journey visiting the Maine Coast Heritage Trail (MCHT) Stave Island Preserve.  

The dramatic and rocky chore of the Lazy Gut Isalnds Deer Isle Maine

Jericho Bay Adventure

From Brooklin Maine, traverse the top of Jericho Bay to these rugged and beautiful MITA islands. Beautiful scenery, adventure and plenty of wildlife await you.

Sea Kayaks on a beach in the Roque Island Archipelago, Maine

Adventure "Playlist"

There are simply too many great tour options to feature, so we have curated a "playlist" of some of our favorites!  Please contact us if you  have a specific location in mind that is not listed.

 

If your are looking to truly unplug for the day then our Full Day Adventure is for you.  This tour is usually between 6 to 8 hours but we will paddle as long or as short as you want to.  We have only two goals for our tours and those are that You have a safe journey and also that you have an enjoyable experience.   We will head out into the islands and explore the coast, look for wildlife and talk about the history of the area.  A great way to experience sea kayaking while you are in Maine.  You can select one of our featured tours above or from the playlist below.  If we don't already have a location listed that interests you please contact us and we can figure the best way to achieve your paddling goals.

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What to Expect

  • 6 to 8 hours of comfortably paced Kayaking

  • Average distance of 6 to 9 miles

  • Possible harbor seals, grey seals and, harbor porpoise sightings

  • Possible bald eagle, osprey, common loon, black guillemot sightings, as well as other seabirds

  • exceptional scenery

  • A couple of breaks on beaches to eat, stretch, and explore

  • A very good chance to get wet

What is provided

  • Sea Kayaks solo or tandem

  • PFD(life jacket), Paddle, spray skirt, spray jacket(if needed), and waterproof phone case

  • Basic sea kayaking lesson and safety instruction

  • Registered Maine Guide

What you should bring

Price for private charter

  • $300 for up to 2 people then $150 Per person

 

Tour Adventure Level Rating

To help you figure out which tour is right for you next to the tour name on it's featured page or in the play list you will find icons which will describe the estimated adventure level.  Below you will find a key which shows the icons with a description of the factors used to determine each rating.  All featured tours and adventures are designed to be green circle trips.  Keep in mind that the rating is an estimate and is fluid like the ocean and dependent on the weather conditions of the day.

Relaxed:

  • The Tour is conducted at a relaxed pace intended distance is easily achievable. 

  • Open water crossings typically less than 1 mile

  • Limited open water exposure plenty of shelter from the wind. 

  • Many options to mostly avoid rough water. 

  • Plenty of bailout points and lots of beaches to stop on if needed.

  • Less challenging tidal currents

Adventurous:

  • Tours are conducted at a relaxed pace, the intended mileage is easily achievable but usually longer than green circle. 

  • open water crossing less than 1.5 miles.

  • Greater exposure to open water conditions less protection from wind. 

  • Less options to avoid adverse weather. 

  • Greater chance of paddling in rough water.

  • Less bailout options or places to land

  • less challenging tidal currents

Wicked Adventurous:

  • Longer mileage, requires increased effort to achieve intended goals

  • Extended open water exposure, with little to no protection from wind 

  • Less options to avoid wind, and adverse weather conditions

  • Greater potential for paddling in rough water or big water

  • Few bailout options or landing sites available

  • potentially long distances between landings

  • potentially strong tidal currents

Adventure Playlist

Hardhead Island Adventure

Donated to the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge by the Main Coast Heritage Trust this wild island is a nesting sight for a diverse rang of sea birds including common terns, black guillemots, and many others.  Beyond the variety of birds and other wildlife in the area Hardhead Island in visually stunning with dramatic cliffs and grassy areas.  Other than Hardhead Island we will visit Eagle Island and view the lighthouse, Butter Island, and others.  The mileage for this adventure is estimated at 12.6 nautical miles or 14.5 miles.  There is a second option that is slightly shorter at 11.3 NM or 13 miles, for logistical reasons only available for smaller groups.  You will remember this adventure for the rest of your life, and will be worth the extra effort to get out there.

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Option 1

Casco Passage Adventure

Leaving the Naskeag Point Boat Launch in the Town of Brooklin and crossing the south end of Blue hill Bay we will explore the MCHT Pond Island Preserve and then venture south through the islands to the Casco Passage which runs across the north end of Swans Island.  Beautiful Islands and views of Acadia National Park on both Mount Desert Island and Isle Au Haut make this adventure one of a kind.  This is a Wicked Adventurous trip because of the estimated distance of 11.6 nautical miles or 13.34 miles there are also several long open crossings of Jericho and Blue Hill Bays.  You will be hard pressed to spend a better day on the water than paddling this area.

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