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.
HOW TO BOOK: Click on the blue buttons below or call 207-37-9730 to reserve spots on a tour. You will be asked to pay a 25% deposit. You can read our cancellation policy here.
PARK ENTRANCE FEE: There is a small fee to enter Crescent Beach State Park ($6 for Maine residents, $8 for non-residents). If you access our site through the main park entrance you will need to pay this fee.
Richmond Island Kayak Tour
AT CRESCENT BEACH
$50 per person, $40 for kids 12-16
1:30 PM, Saturdays & Mondays
Richmond Island is a gorgeous, rugged island with a fascinating history. It's easily viewed from the protected shoreline of Crescent Beach, but much of its coast is fully exposed to the Atlantic Ocean, making it an ideal paddling destination for anyone who wants to get a taste of sea kayaking on open seas. The island is one of the first sites in New England known to be settled by Europeans. After being inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years, English fishermen set up camp there in the 1630s. Today the island is home to a domestic herd of sheep that roam the meadows and coastline, along with deer, bald eagles, horned owls, blue herons, brown hawks and many other animals.
On this 3-hour tour we aim to reach the shores of Richmond Island and paddle along its coastline until we reach a view of the open ocean. After stopping on one of the island's beautiful beaches for a brief break we'll take a different route on the return 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. $50 per person, $40 for kids 12-16
Crescent Beach Sunset Tour
AT CRESCENT BEACH
$40 per person, $35 for kids 10-16
5:30 PM Saturdays & Mondays
The hours just before sunset offer one of the best times to for sea kayaking on the Maine coast. The sky tends to explode with color and the seas often grow calmer. This trip involves a leisurely paddle and a panoramic view of the sun setting. This two-hour tour is designed for paddlers of all experience levels. We'll paddle along the coastline either towards Higgins Beach or Two Lights State Park and then head far enough onto open waters so that we can feel the ocean swell under our boats and enjoy a panaromic view of the sun beginning to set.