Sea Kayaking Casco Bay

Paddle Portland Harbor

Paddle Portland Harbor

Paddling Portland Harbor

A paddle through Portland harbor allows you to get a close-up look at the working waterfront and the many traces of the port’s long history. For this trip, we’ll describe the highlights of a paddle that begins at the East End Beach and continues up the Fore River past the Old Port towards the Casco Bay Bridge.

Paddle to Whitehead Passage

Paddle to Whitehead Passage

TRIP LENGTH: 7 Nautical Miles
HIGHLIGHTS: Gazing up at the Cushing Island cliffs, reaching the open ocean, stopping on Peaks Island, watching guillemots land on water (it’s hilarious)

Paddling from East End Beach to Whitehead Passage is the perfect progression from sheltered beginnings to an open-ocean-horizon. Along the way, you’ll move through some of Casco Bay’s layered history, observe wildlife and island life, and breathe the open-ocean air.