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Stonington Islands Sunset Paddle

Stonington Islands 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 . 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 and I took along the Maine coast. I've usually worked for other outfitters, but now mostly guide…
Michael
Michael
Michael
Michael

What we’ll do

We'll meet at Stonington's town ramp two hours before sunset, and after a short safety briefing, paddle out of Stonington Harbor. Stonington's busy lobster fishing harbor is much quieter this time of the day, after most of the lobster boats have returned, and it's an ideal time for a close-up look at the fleet as we head out to the islands. Most likely we'll paddle around Crotch Island, still an…

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. Fin & Fern restaurant is open until 8:30.

What I’ll provide

Sports equipment and Outdoor gear
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)

Where you'll be

We'll paddle among the moored lobster fishing fleet in Stonington Harbor, then follow the shore of Crotch Island, which is littered with a century-and-a-half of massive granite blocks that didn't 'make the cut.' Sand Island has an idyllic high-tide sandy beach and Crotch's west side is exposed to to the expanse of East Penobscot Bay, where seals congregate on nearby ledges, and the sun sets over the distant Camden Hills.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

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. Fin & Fern restaurant is open until 8:30.
Michael
Stonington Islands Sunset Paddle
New experience
₹4,367 / person
New experience
₹4,367 / person