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Deer Isle Sunset Paddle

Deer Isle Sunset Paddle

Duration:2.5 hours total
Includes:Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I've been guiding and teaching on the Maine coast since 2010, mostly around Stonington (the southern end of Deer Isle). I wrote the guidebook 'AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in New England,' as well as a number of articles in sea kayaking and outdoor magazines, and will soon have a new book out about a two-month sea kayak journey my wife Rebecca and I took along the Maine coast. I've usually worked for…
Michael
Michael
Michael
Michael

What we’ll do

We'll meet in Deer Isle village, at the causeway between Northwest Harbor and the Mill Pond. After a quick safety briefing, we'll paddle out the harbor toward one of the islands past the mouth of the harbor. Seals are sometimes spotted swimming or on a distant ledge, where, on a quiet evening, their voices carry across the water. We'll watch the sun go down over the Camden Hills across Penobscot…

What else you should know

This trip is for anyone, regardless of previous paddling experience; I'll give instruction as needed. Most of our boats best for medium-sized paddlers, but the tandem and canoe can accommodate most sizes. We won't be landing anywhere until we return to the launch, shortly before dark.

What I’ll provide

Sports equipment
Sea kayaks or canoe and related gear. I have several 'performance' sea kayaks (about 22" wide, fast, agile) and a 22.5' double that can accommodate paddlers less certain of abilities (and it goes fast). We also have a canoe.

What to bring

Water shoes or sandals that can get wet
Rain jacket or wind shell
Sunglasses
A light sweater or other warm layer
Camera (we can provide dry bags for safe storage)

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Where you'll be

The village of Deer Isle is connected to Penobscot Bay by mile-long Northwest Harbor. On summer evenings, the Harbor frames a stunning view of the the sun setting across the bay, over the distant Camden Hills. We'll paddle at a leisurely pace past the shoreside cottages out to Dow Point, and then circle Heart Island as the sun begins to set.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

More tips

This trip is for anyone, regardless of previous paddling experience; I'll give instruction as needed. Most of our boats best for medium-sized paddlers, but the tandem and canoe can accommodate most sizes. We won't be landing anywhere until we return to the launch, shortly before dark.
Michael
Deer Isle Sunset Paddle
6 reviews
₹4,367 / person
6 reviews
₹4,367 / person