CASTINE KAYAK ADVENTURES

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CASTINE KAYAK ADVENTURES

Half Day Tours

Enjoy paddling Castine’s historic coastline as you observe Castine’s hillside village from a kayaker’s perspective. We'll meander through classic wooden sailboats moored in the harbor and paddle amongst the coastal islands of Castine Bay. Visit beaches and examine sea life above and below the water and learn a bit about the history and current events of Castine.. Every trip includes instruction geared toward each individual's skills, for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. Our small group to guide ratio allows us to make every trip exciting and unique! All necessary gear provided! 

Tours: Half day   9-12 and 1-4      $55  pp.

 

Full Day Paddles

A full day adventure allows time for in-depth exploration of all the incredible wonders this coastline has to offer.  Marvel at the wonder of reversing falls.  Explore the life beneath the surface, starfish, urchins and more.  Experience  dramatic 12 foot  tidal changes. Paddle among seals, ospreys, eagles and herons. Enjoy an excellent lunch  at a  scenic island location.     

Tours: Full Day Trips in Castine:  10-4pm $105 w/lunch
Full Day Trips to other locations: 10-4pm $125 w/lunch   

 Sunset Tours

Experience the beauty of a Maine sunset on the water in the mystical twilight hours as the colors of the sky and water merge and blend. Complement your experience by dining before or after at one of Castine's great restaurants.

Tour: 2 1/2 hours $55 per person(sunset included)

Bioluminescent Night Paddle 

Maine's very own Bioluminescent Bay!
Featured in DownEast Magazine Sept. 2004 !
Yankee Magazine Editors Choice~Best Night Paddle 2013
Experience an unforgettable evening paddle in Castine Harbor under a blanket of stars and in the midst of bioluminescent organisms of the water that swirl and light up with every stroke of your paddle. Fascinating! Castine's Harbor is Maine's own Bioluminescent Bay with a unique ecosystem that creates the perfect environment for these glow in the dark phytoplankton to survive and multiply.We'll explore the constellations of the stars of the night sky immersed in the bioluminescent stars of the water!

We gather just prior to sunset and after getting outfitted with lifejackets, paddles and lights we head to the docks with our Maine Guide for paddling instruction and then launch our kayaks into the calm mystical night waters of Castine's Bioluminescent Bay… as the light fades the water begins to glow! We have Double and Single kayaks, allowing beginners and experienced kayakers to enjoy this amazing experience! 

Offered every Friday and Saturday night and other evenings by request! 

Tour:  approx. 2 1/2-3 hours  $55

Customized Camping Adventures 

Specifically for Your Group: Camps, Clubs, Families, Friends!
Beginner to advanced Paddlers: 4-10 paddlers,
1 to 5 night Adventures

Kayaking on the coast of Maine is an awesome experience. Let us work out the details of the perfect trip for you and your group so that you can focus on the paddling! We will customize a trip to include just what you're looking for. After surveying the group we will plan a trip that meets the group's skill level, endurance and desires and work out the all the logistics and provide guidance during the trip, including; Meals, gear, guidance!  Put ins/ takes outs, camping locations

*Interested in enhancing your skills during the trip? We can include customized instruction on a variety of topics including camping skills, navigation practice, rescue skills, tides currents etc.....to help the group become more independent paddlers

 

Kayak Skills Instructional Courses

We offer a variety of ACA courses from Beginner classes to Advanced Sea Kayak skills and also have been offering a Maine Sea Kayak Guide Training course for over 17 years! Private and group courses available!

 

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