We offer full day trips, half day tours & sunset tours. Details below!
Experience our backyard playground, the picturesque waterfront community of Harpswell, Maine. Not known to many this gem of a location once discovered lures visitors to its shores time and time again. The Harpswells have a long history of fishing and lobsering and today is still an active working waterfront. The beauty and solitude of this often overlooked area, has attracted authors, poets, and explorers to its shores. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Arctic explorer Admiral Robert E. Peary, are just a few of the notable names who once lived here. A highlight of this area is paddling beside and beneath the unique Cribstone bridge that connects Orrs and Bailey island. The cribwork design of the large granite blocks is an architectural marvel which is fun to see up close from the seat of your kayak. Take part in a day trip to Eagle Island, once summer home to Admiral Robert E. Peary, spend a half day exploring some of the closer islands, or join us for a sunset paddle to enjoy the light, wildlife, and tranquil waters of the evening.
Harpswell is located along Maine's southwest coast, only 45 minutes north of Portland and 2 1/2 hours from Boston.
Pack your lunch, bring your camera, and get ready to immerse yourself into a sea kayaking adventure that is sure to be the highlight of your vacation. Our full day tours begin at 9 am and finish up around 4 pm, giving us plenty of time to explore so many of the special sights and views offered in the Harpswell area. A favorite destination is a trip out to Eagle Island, once the summer home to Arctic explorer, Admiral Robert E. Peary, and now a state park open to the public. The expansive lawn overlooking Casco Bay provides not only panoramic views of the bay but a wonderful picnic spot. Wander through Admiral Peary's home open to the public and see artifcats from his many trips to the North Pole, read newspaper articles about his adventures and learn how he lived. And, to top it off, you can wander the walking trails that run around the perimeter of the island, enjoying the flowers, wild roses, and sounds of the waves and birds. Open to all levels of paddlers.
Kids ages 10 and up welcome but are required to go in a tandem with an adult if they are younger than 13.
Available May through October. Call 1-800-205-2925 or (207) 833-5257 to schedule a day that works for you or your group.
- Group rate (based on a minimum of 3 people) $95 per person single kayak; $170 tandem ($85 per person)
- Semi-private rate (2 people) $125 per person single kayak; $230 tandem ($115 per person)
- Private rate (1 person) $250
Half Day Guided Tour
This three-hour guided tour from our base on Orr's Island provides ample opportunity for you to get out and explore the Harpswell area, setting foot on one of the nearby smaller islands, many of which are only accessible by kayak. Paddle into small coves, over seaweed covered ledges, between rock outcroppings bordering the shoreline or islands, and enjoy going where no other boats can. No experience is necessary and kids ages 8 and up are welcome so families, come and join us. Kids age 8-12 will be required to paddle a tandem (double) kayak with an adult. Kids 13 and over can paddle their own kayak if they would like. Kayaks, sprayskirts, wetsuits, paddles and PFDs (lifejackets) are provided.
Scheduled daily from June 14th through Labor Day; our shop will be open Saturdays and Sundays in Sept & October from 8am-5pm; weekdays scheduled by appointment. Call 207-833-5257
9 am-12 pm or 1 pm-4 pm
- Group rate ( 3 or more people) $60 per person
- Semi-private rate (2 people) $75 per person
- Private rate (1 person) $150
Single or double kayaks available.
Finish your day with a relaxing paddle on a sunset tour with us. Beautiful lighting, calm water, and lots of wildlife activity make this a special time to get out in a sea kayak and enjoy the Harpswells. Capture great images of each other, the varied coastline, or the famous Cribstone Bridge on your camera, drift in your kayak and watch the osprey circle overhead as they prepare to dive for their evening's catch, and just unwind from the busy day you have had. No paddling experience is required and we will be sure to provide you with basic stroke instruction so you can maximize your fun while minimizing your effort. Kids ages 6* and older are welcome and we have singles and double kayaks you can use. (* Kids age 6-9 need to paddle in a double with an adult). Join the fun!
OFFERED: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays beginning Memorial Day Weekend.
time for June dates: 6:30-8:00pm
time for July & August dates: 6:00-7:30pm
- 2 person rate: $50 per person
- Group rate (3 or more): $35 per single kayak; $50 per double; $10 off with your own kayak