We now offer paddleboard & kayak rentals and sea kayak tours at Crescent Beach State Park.

Enter the park for free! If you make an online reservation with Portland Paddle the entrance fee to enter the park (normally $8 per person) is included. Just show your reservation at the gate and you won't have to pay. 

KAYAK & paddleboard RENTALS

The waters along Crescent Beach provide a wonderful environment for a paddle! You'll view the gorgeous coastline from a completely new perspective, get some exercise and glide across the protected waters near the beach looking out for seabirds and seals.

PLEASE NOTE: Maine's coastal waters are cold year-round and feature swift currents, boat traffic and rapidly changing conditions. You are responsible for your own safety when renting. 

Stand-Up Paddleboard Rates 

1 hour: $25
2 hours: $30
3 hours $35
Full Day $55
One week $195

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operating hours

Our rentals at Crescent Beach are CLOSED for the 2018 season. We will start up next year in June.


Children ages 7 and up can kayak with Portland Paddle. Ages 7 through 12 should be in a tandem kayak with an adult. Children 10 and up can SUP with an adult. 

Kayak Rental Rates 

We require most kayakers to stay in the cove adjacent to Crescent Beach State Park. Experienced sea kayakers may roam further, potentially heading to the much more exposed waters along Richmond Island. We have limited kayaks available, so reservations are encouraged. You can choose between tandem (2-person) kayaks and solo kayaks. 

Solo Kayak 1-hour: $25
Tandem Kayak 1-hour: $35
Solo Kayak 2-hours: $30
Tandem Kayak 2-hours: $45
Solo Kayak Half-Day: $40
Tandem Kayak Half-Day: $55
Solo Kayak Full-Day: $55
Tandem Kayak Full-Day: $70

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Guided Sea Kayak Tours at Crescent Beach

The waters off Crescent Beach offer an exciting environment for sea kayaking. While there are protected coves and marshes nearby, there's also plenty of open ocean. You can feel the swell under your boat and paddle near cliffs battered by waves. Within a short paddle there are lighthouses, estuaries, islands rich with history and lots of seals. A guided tour offers a chance to explore this environment accompanied by a licensed Maine guide with a wealth of knowledge about the sport of sea kayaking and the coast of Maine. 

Crescent Beach Kayak Tour

$65 per person, $55 for kids 12-16
11:00 AM, Saturdays & Mondays

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The waters off Crescent Beach offer the perfect environment for sea kayaking. On this 4-hour tour we paddle along the coast towards Two Lights State Park and then cross open waters to reach the shores of Richmond Island.  We typically land on one of the island's beautiful beaches for a brief break and we often explore along the seaside trail that circles the island. We'll paddle back to Crescent Beach taking a different route, looking out for seals, working lobstermen, seabirds and diving osprey. This is a trip suitable for all skill levels. Your guide will begin your trip with a brief sea kayaking lesson and provide you with a kayak well-suited to your experience level and body type. $65 per person, $55 for kids 12-16