Fort Gorges Status Update

Fort Gorges Status Update

Fort Gorges Status Update 

Fort Gorges has been in the news a lot this past year, and we've fielded inquiries and comments from lots of folks looking for updates. The Army Corps of Engineers has been hard at work over the summer and through the fall making improvements and repairs to the structure.

Used Paddleboard for Sale!

USED SUP Sale

Bounce boards starting at $600

We just received a shipment of shiny, brand new stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), so we're selling off a handful of our older used SUPs. We'll be selling these use SUPS, which go new for more than $1,200, for prices ranging from $600 to $700.  

To make a purchase please stop by our shop on any weekday between 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM or by appointment at other times. We'll show you what's available. If you like what you see you can walk away with it! If you'd like to try a SUP on the water for 10 minutes just let us know. For more information about Bounce SUPs, visit the company's website: bouncesup.com. We are selling all three models that Bounce offers. 

All sales are final and all gear is used. The prices are based on an item's current condition, including any dents, scrapes or damage. We do not offer refunds or returns and our staff are not prepared to negotiate prices. Please do not buy an item unless you are sure you are satisfied with its condition and the price. We think we are offering some great deals, but you can also find great deals at other local outfitters and on Craigslist. 

Looking for a Used Kayak? 
Stay tuned! We'll have some for sale soon. If there's a certain boat you know you'd like to buy let us know and we'll try to let you know when it's available for purchase. 

5th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday! Paddling Demos, Coffee & Donuts, Free SUP and more...

The Portland Paddle staff! 

The Portland Paddle staff! 

It's time to celebrate the start of our fifth season! Join us for a paddle party this Sunday, June 25. Stop by our shop between 10am and noon to to partake in the following festivities: 

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  • Free Coffee By Design coffee and Holy Donuts (10 to noon)
  • Try SUP for the first time for free (10 to 11): If you've never tried stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) our instructors will be on hand offering some pointers and giving you the chance to try it out for 15 minutes. If you like it, you can rent the SUP for a full hour or more.
  • SUP rescue demos (10:30-11:15): Our SUP instructor will show you how to  safely recover from a fall and what to do if somebody you're paddling with can't get back on their SUP. 
  • Kayak rescue demos (11:15-noon): Our kayak instructor demonstrate some techniques used to reenter a kayak after a capsize. 
  • Trip-planning advice (10 to noon): If you're considering a sea kayaking trip on the Maine Island Trail stop by and let us help you plan a route and choose island destinitions. We'll have nautical charts, guidebooks and experienced guides on hand to answer your questions. We can also tell you about the guided multi-day trips we offer. 

In addition to these special happenings we'll also have our usual offerings on Sunday, including a guided sea kayak trip to Fort Gorges, a SUP Harbor Tour, our new Lighthouse & Fort Kayak Tour, and a Sunset Kayak Tour. 

Hope to see you Sunday!