Portland Paddle is a sea kayak and stand up paddleboard outfitter. We offer kayak rentals, tours and lessons on the Casco Bay waterfront at the East End Beach in Portland, Maine.
1. Rent a kayak or SUP and venture out on your own. Kayakers with self-rescue skills can rent a kayak and explore the hundreds of islands of Casco Bay. Novice kayakers can paddle along the protected coastline of the waterfront, avoiding the harbor and its exposed waters. SUP rentals are available for paddlers of all skill levels.
2. Take a lesson and develop kayaking or SUP skills. Paddling is far more fun when you have the basic skills and knowledge needed to move across the water efficiently and safely. Portland Paddle offers a range of lessons taught by American Canoe Association-certified instructors with many years of experience. Novice kayakers must complete our introductory rescue clinic before taking one of our boats beyond the waters near shore.
3. Join a guided trip and explore the bay. Portland Paddle's experienced Maine Guides can guide you to the coolest kayaking destinations and share a wealth of knowledge about the sport of sea kayaking and the rich culture and natural history of Casco Bay. Our guided trips are perfect for novice kayakers as well as experienced kayakers interested in becoming more familiar with the Bay. Trips range from 2 hours to 2 days in length.