Paddle Among the Island Archipelago of Penobscot Bay...
5 days/5 nights
July 8*- 13, 2018
* arrival day; no paddling
If you truly want to sample a 'taste of Maine', steer your course to Stonington and prepare yourself for an unforgettable trip! The clusters of round high relief islands that emerged in this area after the glaciers receded, provide the kayaker sheltered waters from the open sea, stunning views, and a great opportunity to learn and practice basic navigation skills. Glimpse colorful starfish through the crystal clear emerald waters, capture the beauty of a schooner under sail as she passes through the island thoroughfare, or simply relax on sun-baked granite boulders as you await your evening meal and watch the sunset at the end of a glorious day. This area has one of the highest density of islands on the Coast of Maine, including Isle au Haut, most of which is part of Acadia National Park. A visit to Isle au Haut is sure to be on the itinerary, with a visit to the small fishing community that survives here year-round, and a paddle to the majestic lighthouse located just south of the harbor's entrance. This trip beckons all levels of paddlers - for the beginner, it provides a playground for exploration of its many islands, and for the experienced paddler it provides plenty of opportunity to practice your navigation skills and, of course, enjoy the area. The trip begins and ends at the Old Quarry Campground in Stonington.
$650 per person. $100 discount with your own sea kayak.
Price includes campground fee, kayaks, sprayskirt, PFD, wetsuit, paddle and meals beginning with the first morning's breakfast through breakfast on the final day. We'll meet at the Old Quarry Campground on the evening of first date listed, and be off the water by noon on final day listed.