Sea Kayaking/Camping Marshall Island - Frenchboro-Little Black Island

Date: Friday, June 21 - Tuesday, June 25

Near Halifax IslandMulti-day Island camping trip with stays on Marshall Island and Little Black Island and visit to nature preserve on Frenchboro. Comfort with open ocean paddling including self and group rescue skills and fully equipped sea kayak and intermediate skills.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Marshall Island Maine
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Sea Kayaking Level I Kayaking Class at Seaspray Kayaking

Date: Sunday, June 23, 9:00 am - Sunday, June, 23, 12:00 am

Heading out of the harborNew to kayaking? You've come to the right place. At Seaspray, our experienced instructors will teach you the basics of paddling and equipment selection, how to get in and out of a kayak safely, proper paddle stroke technique, and both self and assisted rescue techniques. What's more, the class includes a FREE half-day rental so you can practice what you've just learned. We are partnering with Seaspray to offer this great introductory kayaking course at a discounted price. Register with trip leader to get special discounted price.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm) , Alicia Heyburn
Registration is required for this activity.

Sea Kayaking, New Meadows River, Brunswick

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 9:30 am - Tuesday, June, 25, 3:00 pm

From the Sawyer Park boat launch in Brunswick, we'll paddle out with the tide, have lunch on an island, and return on the incoming tide. About 5 hours or so. We'll watch for ospreys and eagles. An after paddle option will be gathering on the veranda at the Seadog in Topsham for refreshments. If the conditions are unfavorable, we will go on Wednesday June 26th Trip difficulty: moderate.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Sawyer Park boat launch, Brunswick
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Carolyn Welch 207-725-8178 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Paddle Strokes and More!

Date: Sunday, July 7

Cathance River paddleWhen is the last time you thought.... "he/she makes it look so easy!" or "why does it feel like I am working so hard when I paddle?" Join us at Thomas Point Beach as Scott Shea, Master Maine Sea Kayak Guide, and Staff from Seaspray Kayaking give tips and techniques to improve our paddle strokes. Learn how to adjust according to conditions and boat size. Try out a variety of NEW Paddles, including Greenland, Whitewater and Racing. Bring your own kayaks or use Seaspray's kayaks at Thomas Point Beach. Dress to be an active participant. Changing rooms, outdoor showers and bathrooms are available. Cost: $25 with own Equipment / $35 without Equipment Limit: 15 This is a wonderful deal and a great opportunity to improve your skills at a fun location with skilled staff. Bring a picnic lunch and join us at for time to socialize before the class. Please call Michelle at 207-406-5221 if interested in joining us. Check out the camping opportunities at Thomas Point Beach. See web link for more info.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
FMI: Seaspray Kayaking
FMI: Thomas Point Beach

Sea Kayaking/Island Trail Work Deer Isle

Date: Thursday, July 11 - Friday, July 12

Near Halifax IslandJoin us for a combined paddling and island trail work trip with Maine Island Trail staff. One day will be devoted to doing trail work on a MITA island, Campbell, located just off Deer Isle. The other day will be a play day with paddling on nearby Eggemoggin Reach and nearby waters. Camping available. Call leader for details.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Deer Isle Maine
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Maria Jenness
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Maria Jenness
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Sea Kayaking Level I Class at Seaspray Kayaking

Date: Sunday, July 14, 9:00 am - Sunday, July, 14, 1:00 pm

Heading out of the harborNew to kayaking? You've come to the right place. At Seaspray, our experienced instructors will teach you the basics of paddling and equipment selection, how to get in and out of a kayak safely, proper paddle stroke technique, and both self and assisted rescue techniques. What's more, the class includes a FREE half-day rental so you can practice what you've just learned. We are partnering with Seaspray to offer this great introductory kayaking course at a discounted price. Register with trip leader to get special discounted price.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm) , Alicia Heyburn
Registration is required for this activity.

Sea Kayaking - Jonesport - Stevens Island - Great Wass Island -Bois Bubert Island

Date: Friday, July 19 - Monday, July 22

Heading out of the harborSea Kayaking/Island Camping Jonesport-Stevens Island-Great Wass Island-Bois Bubert Island Experinced open water paddlers with fully equipped boats and sense of adventure

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Jonesport Maine
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Androscoggin River to Merrymeeting Bay

Date: Saturday, July 20

Heading into Merrymeeting BayA joint venture with the Friends of Merrymeeting Bay. Join us for a morning outing as we take advantage of the tides to take us to Merrymeeting Bay and then helping us return to our launch site. Plenty of opportunities to look for eagles and osprey and other wildlife. We'll try to find a good spot to stop for lunch before we return with the incoming tide. We'll talk about the importance of Merrymeeting Bay (the largest estuary north of Chesapeake Bay) and the rivers that flow into it. This will be a longer paddle based on conditions and group ability. Plan on up to 10+ miles and being on the water for about 5 hours. Best for sea kayaks and longer boats due to length of paddle and open areas subject to wind. PFDs must be worn at all times on the water. Knowledge of self or assisted rescue a plus. Must be able to reenter boat from the water. Rentals available from Seaspray Kayaking. TO REGISTER: Please email Michelle with info on boat, gear and level of experience including a phone contact. Correct meeting time and full details will be emailed upon registration.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Flatwater, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Water Street Boat Launch, Brunswick, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate plus
FMI: Friends of Merrymeeting Bay
FMI: Water Street Boat Launch

Sea kayak to Woodward Point, New Meadows River

Date: Sunday, July 21

Summer paddleCome join us for an afternoon paddle to check out Woodward Point on the New Meadows River from a water vantage. This will be a leisurely paddle down the river (working a little against the tide) as we watch for ospreys and eagles and their nests along the shore. You'll get to learn a bit about how the project to protect this property by the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust and the Maine Coast Heritage Trust came to be and it's current status. This is a joint venture to introduce you to this beautiful part of the coast. After viewing the area around Woodward Point from the water, we will make a group decision on how much further to paddle. There is a small Bureau of Parks and Land island we could visit. We will then paddle back to the launch with the incoming tide. The New Meadows River is home to lobster boats and pleasure crafts. Please be mindful of boat traffic. Sea kayaks with at least one waterproof compartment required. PFDs must be worn at all times. TO REGISTER: Please email information on your level of paddling experience, type of kayak and length, emergency gear you carry, and a phone contact. If you have any questions, please call Michelle. Correct times and meeting location will be emailed upon registration.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Sawyer Park, Bath Road, Brunswick, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
FMI: Maine Coast Heritage Trust
FMI: Brunswick Topsham Land Trust

Sea Kayaking, Mere Point Brunswick

Date: Thursday, July 25, 9:30 am - Thursday, July, 25, 3:00 pm

From the Mere Point boat launch, we will paddle out with the tide to The Goslings islands, have lunch, and return on the incoming tide. Afterwards, we can stop at Judy's Store for ice cream.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Mere Point boat launch, Brunswick
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Carolyn Welch 207-725-8178 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: moderate

Kayak Island Overnight in Middle Bay

Date: Friday, July 26, 2:30 pm - Saturday, July, 27, 12:00 pm

A lovely gravel beachMeet at the Mere Point Boat Ramp at 2:30 p.m., aiming to be on the water at 3:30 p.m. We will head up into Middle Bay on the rising tide to visit Crow Island Preserve, then make our way to the Norton Preserve on the northeast corner of Birch Island, both are on the Maine Island Trail. We'll have a nice beach and gorgeous views for our overnight. There are hiking trails and a picnic table, but no other amenities. Participants will bring an appetizer to share, their own food and are responsible for transporting all waste (including human) off the island. We will return to the boat ramp by noon on July 27. This is an intermediate level trip of approximately six to eight nautical miles. Kayaking experience is required. Weather conditions can change quickly on a summer afternoon. Participants must have sea kayaks at least 16 feet long (not sit on top) and wear spray skirts and PFDs at all times. This trip is limited to eight participants. Register by emailing Alicia Heyburn at aheyburn@gmail.com to receive a complete gear list for this tent camping trip. Rental equipment and delivery is available through SeaSpray Kayak. This trip is offered jointly with Harpswell Heritage Land Trust.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Mere Point Boat Ramp
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Alicia Heyburn
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Alicia Heyburn

Sea Kayaking Casco Bay - The Goslings and more

Date: Thursday, August 1

Lunch at the Little Gosling IslandA morning start. Mostly open water paddle in Casco Bay from Mitchell Field in Harpswell to The Goslings and maybe Little French Island or Little Whaleboat Island. Launch from a mostly sandy beach. High tide around noon. A great paddle to visit beautiful islands and spot seals along the way as they watch us. We will probably stop at the Gosling Islands for lunch before heading back to shore. Experienced sea kayakers only. Must have knowledge of self and assisted rescue, spray skirt and clothing and gear for the conditions - including water temperatures. Plan on 4-5 hours on the water. Due to the open water nature of this paddle be prepared for wind, chop or waves. Sea kayaks only. TO REGISTER: Please email Michelle (meamc@micstan.us) and include info about your experience, gear including kayak info, phone contact and any other pertinent info.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Mitchell Field, Harpswell, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate plus - Experienced paddlers
FMI: Mitchell Field - Maine by Foot

Sea Kayaking Sebascodegan (Great) Island

Date: Friday, August 2

Summer paddleWe'll put in at Bethel Point mid morning as the tide is coming in and paddle out to Yarmouth Island. We then have a choice of going east to Malaga Island (Maine Coast Heritage Trust) if conditions are very calm or heading west and north to Little Snow island (Bureau of Parks and Land). Lunch on either island and return as the tide is starting to go out. Plan on at least 4 hours on the water. Parking is just up the road at a commercial lot for a fee. Sea kayaks with 2 waterproof hatches a must, sprayskirt, pfd. Knowledge of self and/or assisted rescue. TO REGISTER: Email Michelle with info on your kayak including length, safety equipment and gear you carry, and a phone contact. Also include of bit of info of current paddling experience. Correct times will be emailed once you have registered with requested info provided.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Bethel Point, Sebascodegan Island, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
FMI: Bethel Point Launch
FMI: Malaga Island

Sea Kayaking/Camping Warren Island - Butter Island - Ram Island

Date: Friday, August 9 - Tuesday, August 13

Near Halifax IslandMulti-day trip with stays on Warren Island State Park - Butter Island and Ram Island. Fully equipped sea kayak, open water experience, self and group resuce skills and sense of adventure.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Warren Island State Park Islesboro Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Cathance River/Head of Tide Paddle

Date: Saturday, August 10

Head of Tide FallsThis outing is a joint venture with the Friends of Merrymeeting Bay. Join us on a leisurely morning paddle going with the tide up to the Head of Tide. Come learn about the rivers that flow into Merrymeeting Bay and the importance of this area (the largest estuary north of Chesapeake Bay). Great opportunity for seeing ospreys, eagles, and sturgeon jumping out of the water. Enjoy a swim below the waterfall. We also have the opportunity to get out at the picnic area at the Head of Tide Park and go for a short hike or just relax for a bit before heading back out with the tide. About 9 miles of paddling round trip. All boats must have water proof hatch for flotation and at least 12 feet long. PFDs must be worn at all times on the water. Kayak rentals available from Seaspray Kayaking. TO REGISTER: Contact Michelle and include information on boat, gear, level of experience and a phone contact. Correct times and full details will be emailed upon registration.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Flatwater, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Mailly Waterfront Park, Bowdoinham, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
FMI: Mailly Waterfront Park
FMI: Friends of Merrymeeting Bay

Royal River Kayak/Canoe

Date: Sunday, August 11

From the Royal River boat launch in Yarmouth, we will paddle upstream against a slight current, quickly losing sight of the houses so it feels like we are on a remote wilderness river. There will be ample opportunities to see wildlife, including blue herons and muskrat. Plan to be on the water for 2-3 hours in the morning with the group deciding when to turn back towards the parking lot. An easy and enjoyable paddle for beginners and experienced boaters alike! This paddle is for all level paddlers, but participants should be in good physical health and accustomed to some aerobic activity. A reasonably fit person who can paddle for at least 2 hours should be comfortable on this trip. Your safety or that of the group may depend on this, so please be prepared. This paddle will be done at an easy pace but you should be able to pick up the pace in case of changing conditions. Please be aware that pfds will be required to be worn at all times during this paddle, as per AMC policy. When contacting the trip leader to register, please include information about the type of boat and level of experience you have. *If you do not have access to a boat, please still contact the leaders as we may be able to lend a single or tandem kayak or canoe.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Royal River, Yamouth Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Natalie Skovran , Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Natalie Skovran

Sea Kayaking, Androscoggin River, Brunswick

Date: Saturday, August 17, 9:00 am - Saturday, August, 17, 3:00 pm

From the Water St. boat launch in Brunswick, we will paddle out with the tide, have lunch on an island, and return on the incoming tide. About 5 hours or so. We'll watch for ospreys and eagles. An after paddle option will be gathering on the veranda at the Seadog for refreshments. If the downstream river flow is heavy, we will go to another nearby location. If conditions are unfavorable, we'll go Sunday, 8/18. Trip difficulty: moderate.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Water St. boat launch, Brunswick
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Carolyn Welch 207-725-8178 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: moderate

Sea Kayaking - New Meadows River

Date: Saturday, August 24, 9:30 am - Saturday, August, 24, 3:00 pm

From the Sawyer Park boat launch in Brunswick, we'll paddle out with the tide, have lunch on an island, and return on the incoming tide. About 5 hours or so. We'll watch for ospreys and eagles. An after paddle option will be gathering on the veranda at the Seadog in Topsham for refreshments. If the conditions are unfavorable, we will go on Sunday August 25th Trip difficulty: moderate.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Sawyer Park , Brunswick
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Carolyn Welch 207-725-8178 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: moderate