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Enjoy Downeast Maine

Sample the Rugged Coastline of Downeast Maine.
5 days/5 nights

My wife and I had a great time on the recent Downeast trip. It was organized and led by Cathy with a light but sure touch. Both my wife and I made major strides in the efficiency of our forward strokes encouraged by the easy-going advice offered by Cathy. She is a particularly gifted instructor - in a short session on navigation my wife was able to clear years of confusion about reading charts and talking compass bearings.
— M. Springer, Bethesda, MD.

Rugged, remote, and simply beautiful. Open stretches of sea, majestic headlands, rustic fishing villages, and undeveloped shoreline are just some of the reasons why we like this area. Experience large tides, currents, and the possibility of navigating through the fog as we explore the island archipelago just offshore of the Jonesport area. Keep your eyes peeled for the curious harbor and gray seals oftentimes basking on nearby rock ledges or ever-so-cautiously following from behind. Bald eagles, osprey, great blue herons, and a variety of seabirds are plentiful in this area so keep your camera at the ready. If you're looking for a quiet, off-the-beaten track place to explore, this trip is sure to fill the bill. We recommend this trip to intermediate paddlers looking for the most remote section of the Maine Coast, an area that demands respect with its large tides and often foggy conditions. This will be a point-to-point trip spanning approximately 25 miles as the crow flies, but we will obviously meander in and out of coves, around islands, and into harbors lengthening our trip significantly.

$895 per person. $100 discount with your own sea kayak.

Price includes campground fees, kayak, sprayskirt, PFD, wetsuit, paddle and meals beginning with breakfast on the first day through breakfast on the final day. *We will meet at Henry Point campground in Jonesport on evening of July 15th, start paddling on the 16th and be off the water by early afternon on the 20th.

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What to Bring

Earlier Event: July 9
PEI's North Shore
Later Event: March 2
Bahamian Exumas