Participating in a Maine Island Kayak race. — Photo courtesy of Maine Island Kayak
Whether new to the sport or a die-hard enthusiast, Maine Island Kayak has been providing great kayaking experiences for Portland locals and visitors alike for more than 20 years. Located just a short ferry ride from the mainland on Peaks Island in Casco Bay, this local outfitter offers a wide range of kayak trips. One of the most popular excursions is a full day paddling sojourn which includes a stop over for lunch at one of the dozens of uninhabited islands which populate Casco Bay. Afterwards, clients can explore the island for added adventure. Most of these trips feature small groups so that kayakers can get the most out of their participation.
Maine Island Kayak also features helpful courses ranging from tips to help paddlers improve their techniques to kayak care and emergency rescues. This business also hosts a number of special events including kayak races and island explorations that are definitely worth checking out. Off-season, this business arranges kayaking journeys to exotic places around the world. Kayak rentals are reasonable and staff are more than willing to offer their insights on how to get the most out of your Casco Bay kayaking experience.