Casco Bay Traverse
2018 Trips: June 16-18, July 3-5, July 13-15, August 17-19, August 20-22, August 31- September 2 and by request
This three-day guided expedition begins in Portland and ends all the way on the other side of Casco Bay in Phippsburg. Along the way, we'll camp on the islands of the Maine Island Trail and experience the diverse environments found in the bay -- from the exposed ocean-like conditions along the outer islands to the calm and peaceful estuaries of the inner waters.
Our route will depend on the conditions and the group, but you can plan to do a significant amount of paddling as we traverse the bay. Sea kayaking experience is required. Portland Paddle will provide all meals, an expert guide, all the kayaking gear and dry bags you'll need, drinking water, tents and basic camping and cooking gear. We can provide sleeping bags and sleeping pads for an additional fee.
The group will be picked up at the end of the trip and driven back to Portland. Upon booking you will receive a packet with a more detailed itinerary and packing list. $420 per person.
Click here to view a detailed trip itinerary and packing list for our 3-day kayak trips.
Muscongus Bay Three-Day Expedition
2018 Trips: July 15-17, July 26-28, August 14-16 or by request
This trip begins with a roughly one-hour drive north to Muscongus Bay, one of our favorite destinations for multi-day trips on the Maine coast. It offers a prime environment for viewing wildlife, and its countless small islands provide plenty of options for exploring the Maine Island Trail. Muscongus Bay doesn't attract many large boats due to its lack of big harbors and many shallow ledges, but it's absolutely perfect for sea kayaking. This trip will depart near Round Pond on the south side of the bay and island-hop north, with possible camping spots including Thief Island, Black Island, Hog Island and Crow Island. You'll see seals and other wildlife; Muscongus Bay is especially well-known as a great place to view birds of all sorts.
Delicious and healthy meals are included. Your guide will be customize the route to match the interests and experience level of the group, and they will be happy to offer paddling instruction throughout the trip. We will also provide all the kayaking gear and dry bags you'll need, drinking water, tents and basic camping and cooking gear. We can provide sleeping bags and sleeping pads for an additional fee.The group meets at 9:00 AM on the first day and will return by 4:00 PM two days later. Upon booking you will receive a packet with a more detailed itinerary and packing list. $455 per person.
Click here to view a detailed trip itinerary and packing list for our 3-day Muscongus Bay kayak trip.
If you have signed up for a multi-day trip with us every member of your party must fill out our our multi-day trip questionnaire by clicking on the button below.