Maine Sea Kayaking Adventures
Explore the Maine Coast with North Star Adventures!
We offer half day, full day, and multi-day Sea Kayaking experiences on the Maine Coast. Contact us to book your adventure.
Half Day Excursions:
Are you pressed for time or just want to have a introduction to sea kayaking? Our three hour, half day excursions may be just what you are looking for. We will meet you at the boat launch with sea kayaks and paddling gear. After a short introduction to paddling technique and safety we will begin our exploration. Depending on location we may stop on islands, beaches, or the rocky coastline for a snack and water break. We typically launch from the following locations but will happily meet you anywhere in the state. There may be an extra fee for travel if it is more than one hour from our base in Unity.
- Rockport Harbor
- Belfast Harbor
- Sandy Point Beach: Verona Island
- Saturday Cove & Northport
Full Day and Multi Day Excursions
Located at the eastern end of Eggemoggin Reach the islands surrounding Naskeag point are known for the beautiful sandy beaches and almost tropical blue water. Peppered with lobster buoys we will experience the Maine lobster industry up close and personal.
Machias & Downeast Maine:
The farthest north we will travel on our coastal exploration. Jasper beach with its polished stones, and sea cliffs adorned with petroglyphs (if the tide is right) make paddling in this region a unique experience. Beautiful coastal islands with their rugged granite ledges and sea caves are plentiful. This is a less traveled section of the Maine coast and a paddlers dream. Due to travel the fee for this trips is slightly higher
Launching from Merepoint in Brunswick we have many options for exploring this section of Casco Bay. Wind and tide will determine our destination. The Goslings, Little Birch, Crow, Little French and Whaleboat Island are all possibilities. Sand beaches on the Goslings and Little Birch allow for swimming and relaxing.
Known for lobster buoys and public islands Muscongus Bay (Abenaki for fishing place) is a sea kayakers dream. They are diverse, some are wooded, some nothing more than rock outcroppings and some have beautiful sand beaches. We will explore several islands on our day-long exploration. If you are brave enough to endure the cold water bring your swimsuit and go for a nice refreshing dip.
Penobscot Bay is considered one of the most scenic bays in Maine. It includes the larger islands of Vinalhaven, North Haven and Islesboro, and hundreds of smaller uninhabited islands, quaint fishing villages, and working harbors. Incredible panoramic vistas will greet you as you paddle past Camden Hills State Park or Moose Point State Park and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.
Launching from Sandy Point Beach we will paddle to Fort Point State Park. Here we can enjoy a relaxing break on the sandy beach, swim, and take a walk up to the lighthouse (it is a private residence so we cannot go inside). Past the lighthouse the unique twisted and rusty coastline of begins. This section of cliff is unique on the Maine Coast. Nowhere else have I experienced such twisted and colorful cliffs. Rusty orange, and yellow mixed with bright green sea lettuce is a feast for the eyes. The rocks twist and turn in some places looking almost serpent like.
Minimum – 4 people per group – you can have fewer then 4 people but the base fee will be for four.
Maximum – 12 people per group
Day Trip Fees:
- $125.00 per person
- Includes: snacks, maps, and instruction
Multi- Day Adventure:
- $195.00 per person per day
- Includes: Meals beginning with lunch on day 1 and ending with lunch on the last day, tents, cooking gear, maps, and instruction
We try and source food locally when available. All food preferences and allergies will be honored.
Reservations canceled more than 10 days prior to start date:
- May be rescheduled at no charge OR
- You may receive a refund less a flat $25.00 cancellation fee
Reservations canceled within 10 days prior to start date:
- Are non-refundable.*
- No credits will be issued.
* If there is a waiting list and your spot can be filled you will receive a refund less a 25.00 cancellation fee. If there is no waiting list and your spot cannot be filled no credit will be issued.