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Penobscot Bay Expedition

Leaving from Deer Isle we will island hop through Penobscot Bay which is Maine's largest bay.  There are several directions the trip can head even making our way down to islands around Vinalhaven in the mouth of Penobscot Bay.  This geologically diverse bay teams with wildlife and has a multitude of island campsites that are made available either through the Maine Coast Heritage Trust of the Maine Island Trail.  weather for a night or multiple nights exploring Penobscot Bay will be an adventure you won't soon forget.  We will work with you to plan a trip that will suit your expectations.  

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3-day Expedition Overview

These Google Earth images show one possible 3-day expedition in Penobscot Bay.  The first image is an overview of all 3-days.  This would be a base camp style trip where at the end of day one a camp would be established.  The next day would consist of touring the islands that our campsite makes accessible and returning to camp.  There are many options in Penobscot Bay including the possibility of reaching Vinalhaven which guards the mouth of the bay.  Options of expeditions with moving camps and possible crossing of the bay are also available.  The exact course and destinations are made at the time of the trip are subject to weather, and group abilities.

What to Expect

  • 6 to 8 hours of comfortably paced Kayaking

  • Average distance of 6 to 10+ miles a day

  • Possible harbor seal, grey sea 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

  • the best nights sleep you have ever had

Outfitting levels and cost

Outfitting Level: 1 Guide Only

  • $375/day for the first person $75/day/each additional person.

  • You provide your own food, water, kayaking, and camping gear.

  • We provide the guide and local knowledge

Outfitting Level: 2 Guide and Kayaking Gear​

  • $450/day for the first person, $125/day/each additional person.

  • You provide your own food, water and camping gear

  • We provide the Kayaking gear, the guide and the local knowledge.

Outfitting level 3: Guide, Kayaking Gear, Food & Water

  • $600/day for the first person, $200/day/each additional person.

  • All you will need to provide is your camping gear .

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