Half Day Tours

Sea Kayaks on a beach exploring Penobscot Bay Maine

East Penobscot Bay Tour

Paddle into the islands just to the west of Little Deer Isle to explore the geologically diverse shoreline and observe the abundant wild life.

Sea Kayaks on Stave Island Preserve Frenchman Bay Maine

Frenchman Bay Tour

With abundant wildlife and dramatic island views bordered by the mountains of Acadia National Park,  paddling Frenchman Bay from Sorrento Harbor has it all.

Sea Kayaker makes a landing on Seller's Island in Brooklin Maine

Naskeag Point Tour

Explore the interesting and geologically diverse islands of Brooklin Maine and Eggemoggin Reach.  With less boat traffic, these islands team with wildlife!

A sea kayaker passes the Lighthouse on Little Nash Island in Addison Maine

Tour "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.

Our shortest offering the half day tours are conducted at pace set by the group and usually last 3 to 4 hours, and average.  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

  • 3 to 4 hours of comfortably paced Kayaking

  • Average distance of 4 to 6 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 break on a beach 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

Price for private charter

  • $150 for up to two people

  • $75 each additional 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

Tour Playlist

Coming soon!