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Lead by the owner Pete, a very experienced Registered Maine Guide,  he will meet you at one of our regular launch locations or one of your choice if you don't see what you want on our list.

After a gearing up, a safety briefing, and paddle lesson you will hit the water to explore.  The pace will be set by the group so it can be as intense or as relaxing as you want

Pete is well versed in local wildlife, geology, history and is passionate about sharing his knowledge about paddling and Maine.

One of the most challenging parts of paddling the coast of Maine is just choosing where to paddle in the first place.  in all of Pete's time on the water he has never found a "bad" place to paddle.  Each area offers a different flavor of excursion.  To help guide you we have listed a few featured trips, and have also created "playlists" of other great possible trips.

 

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

Sea Kayak Tours

Half Day Tours

Sea Kayaks on a beach exploring Penobscot Bay Maine

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.

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.

Multi-day Expeditions

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Penobscot Bay Expedition

Venture out of Deer Isle and into Maine's largest bay.  With many island camping sites and options for exploration, the only limits are the weather and your schedule.

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Merchant's Row Expedition

Typically departing from Naskeag Point in the town of Brooklin, this expedition will traverse the top of Jericho Bay and explore the world famous  Deer Isle Archipelago.

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Frenchman Bay Expedition

Boasting beautiful views of Acadia National Park, breathtaking coastlines and plenty of wildlife, spending several days exploring Frenchman Bay is sure to satisfy!

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Expedition "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.