Create a Fun & Educational Trip for Your School, University, or Camp Group.
Our guides are experts at crafting fun and safe paddling experiences that take advantage of opportunities for students to learn about the history of the Maine coast, marine ecology and the sports of sea kayaking and paddleboarding. Please review the options below and fill out the form at the bottom of the page to get started planning a paddling trip for your group.
Some Options for Educational Trips
SEA KAYAK TOUR (2-3 HOURS)
A sea kayak tour is a perfect option for many school groups, corporate groups and wedding parties. Two or three hours is enough time for your group to receive some basic instruction in sea kayaking and venture onto the waters to explore the rugged coastline of Portland harbor.
SUP PADDLE AT THE EAST END BEACH (1-2 HOURS)
Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a sport that's incredibly fun and fairly easy to learn, but it's still new to many people. Our expert staff will start you off with a brief lesson and then take you on a paddle along the coastline of Portland harbor.
SEA KAYAK TO FORT GORGES FOR A PICNIC (3-4 HOURS)
If your group is up for a slightly longer adventure, consider arranging a paddle to Fort Gorges, an abandoned Civil War-era structure on a tiny island that is one of the most popular paddling destinations in Casco Bay. We can make arrangements to provide a lunch or snacks for your group or we can provide dry bags for you to pack your own food.
GIVE YOUR GROUP A CHOICE: SUP OR KAYAK!
Some people in your group may have a passion for kayaking while others may be dying to try out paddleboarding. Why not give them a choice? You can ask everyone ahead of time which they'd like to try and then we'll split them up when they arrive. While most of the group is paddling the non-paddlers might be biking on the scenic Eastern Promenade trail, playing beach games or enjoying a picnic.