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Featured Sea Kayak Tours:
Summer 2017

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The guided "featured" trips listed below are ideal for beginning and intermediate paddlers wishing to join a larger group and for experienced paddlers who want to paddle in a particular location, to learn new techniques, or to meet other paddlers. Group sizes are 8 or fewer -- and usually 6 or fewer. If you are a family or group, please ask us about discounts. For Summer 2017, we have not set dates for these trips. Instead, they are being offered as custom trips on a on-demand basis.
You can make reservations by calling 207-338-6424 or by sending us an email. Thank you.

View our slideshow of Summer Tour Highlights

Harbor to Harbor Tour: (Offered as a custom tour in 2017)
Rockport to Camden, 3.5 hours. Suited to both beginning and experienced paddlers. This trip features two historic sailboat filled harbors as well as Indian Island (complete with lighthouse), Curtis Island, and Beauchamp Point. Paddle out of the narrow Rockport Harbor, around Indian Island, and then northeast along the beautiful, rugged, estate-lined shoreline leading to Camden. $60.00 per person (includes kayak, gear, guide service, service, instruction, snacks, and digital photos). $15.00 discount if you have your own boat and gear. (Most popular).
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Belfast Harbor Tour, 2 hours. (Offered as a custom tour in 2017)
Suited to beginner and intermediate paddlers. Launch from a beach near the town dock and paddle past tugboats and sailboats to explore beautiful Belfast Harbor. Depending on conditions paddle up the Passy River or out past Patterson Point and toward Moose Point State Park. Sunsets and moonrises are a bonus! $40.00 per person (includes kayak, gear, guide service, instruction, snack, and digital photos). $10.00 discount if you have your own boat and gear. Aerial photo | Area map | Area information.

»Muscle Ridge Odyssey:
7 hours. (Offered as a custom tour in 2017) Suited to paddlers with some experience and above. (Athletic novices will also do very well). Weave amidst the quiet and picturesque "pointed fir" islands and rocky ledges of this fascinating archipelago. Lunch and stroll the beaches on Birch Island. Perhaps take a quick "Maine swim" in the clear calm water of Birch Islands sandy beach. Look for seals, ducks, osprey, eagles, and nesting blue heron. Time and conditions permitting, venture outward along the pink granite shores of Andrews Island to remote Two Bush Light. $90.00 per person (includes kayak, gear, guide service, instruction, snacks, and digital photos). $20.00 discount if you have your own boat and gear .(Most popular).
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»Deer Isle Sampler:
7 hours.(Offered as a custom tour in 2017) Suited to both beginning and experienced paddlers. This trip features the close cluster of islands immediately off the village of Stonington -- and many opportunities to comb beaches, wade in tidepools, & explore the trails of uninhabited small islands. Hike to an island hilltop for a panoramic view of the archipelago. Look for osprey, eagles, guillemots, and starfish. Watch lobster fishing. Swim in a fresh-water island quarry. $90.00 per person (includes kayak, gear, guide service, instruction, snacks, and digital photos). $20.00 discount if you have your own boat and gear. (Most popular).
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Butter Island Cruise (Offered as a custom tour in 2017)
Full Day. Suited to experienced paddlers and ambitious beginning paddlers. This trip features paddling alongside rugged shoreline cliffs, crossing to Eagle Island Light and distinctive Hardhead Island, and then cruising on to Butter Island, sweet as its name, which has long sandy beaches and a hilltop that offers an unsurpassed view of Penobscot Bay. Time permitting, we will cruise the Barred Islands before returning to Sunset. $90.00 per person (includes kayak, gear, guide service, instruction, snacks, and digital photos). $30.00 discount if you have your own boat and gear.
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Great Wass Odyssey I, II:
1 or 2 days. (Offered as a custom tour in 2017). Most suited for paddlers with one or more days of previous paddling experience. The Great Wass Archipelago -- off Jonesport, Maine -- is a bit further up the coast than Camden, Deer Isle, or Acadia, but that is the only reason you may not have heard about it as a premier paddling destination. It has all those areas have, and more. Spend one, two, or three days exploring this wild and remote archipelago complete with lighthouses, pristine islands, wildlife, protected inlets, rugged coastline, fog, high cliffs, and booming surf. An option of the third day, weather permitting, is a cliffs & petroglyphs tour out of Machiasport. $90.00 per person per day (includes kayak, gear, guide service, instruction, snacks, and digital photos). $20.00 discount if you have your own boat and gear. (Camping and inns available locally, please contact us for info.)
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Campobello Island, New Brunswick, 2 days(Offered as a custom tour in 2017)
Campobello Cliff Cruise & Campobello Whale Quest. 2 days of paddling with camping at Herring Cove Provincial Park. One day will be spent tracing the magnificent rugged coastlines of Campobello Island. A second day will feature one or more tide-timed trips to look for the whales that frequent the waters around Campobello each August. Passport needed for entry into Canada. $200.00 per person for both days (includes kayak, gear, guide service, instruction, snacks, and digital photos). $40.00 discount if you have your own boat and gear.Camping fee is not included.

Inn-to-Inn Excursion: (Ask about dates)
2 - 3 days. Suited to paddlers with some experience and above. (Athletic novices will also do very well). Tenants Harbor to Camden. Paddle out of quiet boat-filled Tenants Harbor and then head northeast Northern, High, Clark, Seavey, Norton, and Whitehead Islands -- and that's all before lunch on the first day. Continue north past Spruce Head Island and then turn up the Weskeag River to the Weskeag Inn. Day 2 highlights include Birch Point Beach, Ash Island, Monroe Island, and Owls Head (lighthouse and high rocky cliffs). Day 3 highlights include Rockland, Rockport, and Camden Harbors, as well as the lighthouses of Indian Island and Curtis Island. $270.00 per person (includes kayak, gear, guide service, instruction, shuttle service, snacks, and digital photos). $30.00 discount if you have your own boat and gear. Please note: lodging arrangements are made separately by participants -- we provide a list of suggested inns. Lodging costs average $120.00 - $160.00 per night for two people.
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Fast Track Coastal Kayaking Course: (contact us about dates)
13 hours over 2 days. Class size limited to 6 people. Designed for the paddler with anything from a few days to a few years experience on the water who wishes to rapidly push his / her paddling technique and knowledge to a higher level, and thereby experience increased enjoyment and confidence. Three main components make up this program: (1) Rescue technique, (2) Paddling technique, and (3) Safety, Seamanship, and Navigation. Rescue sessions focus on developing and refining techniques such as the paddle-float rescue, t-rescue, Eskimo rescue, and Eskimo roll as well as lesser-known techniques such as re-entry and roll with a paddle float and modified t-rescue. Various tows will also be practiced. Paddling technique sessions include development and refinement of forward and reverse strokes, sweeps, braces, j-lean, etc. Safety, Seamanship, and Navigation sessions include discussion of chart & compass, GPS, VHF, tides, currents, wind, waves, and weather. The beginning and intermediate paddler will come away from this session with increased ability and confidence as well as respect for the challenges presented by going out on the sea in small boats. $180.00 per person (includes kayak, gear, guide service, instruction, snacks). $20.00 discount if you have your own boat and gear.
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Kayaking in Conditions Workshop (Ask about dates)
6 hours. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Location: Reid Beach State Park, south of Bath, Maine. Suited to paddlers who have begun to learn (but not necessarily mastered) bracing, rescue techniques, paddling in adverse conditions and are ready to push themselves a bit further. Boat readiness, paddling in wind, currents, and confused seas, and rock gardens as well as launching and coming ashore in moderate surf & rough water safety and rescues will be emphasized in this course. In the meantime, we will enjoy the spectacular and varied shoreline of the peninsula south of Bath, Maine, which includes several miles of sand beaches as well as rocky islands and tidal rivers. Class size will be limited to 5 in order to maximize personal instruction and safety. $80.00 per person. $20.00 discount if you have your own boat and gear.

Don't see what you want when you want it? Please contact us about a custom tour. Tours of Acadia / Mount Desert Island / Cranberry Islands also available.


with Ray Wirth, Registered Maine Guide


Water Walker Sea Kayaks Monroe, Maine 207-338-6424   info@touringkayaks.com