Sea Kayaking Skills

This class is designed for those who want to gain the skills and confidence to safely execute a full day sea kayaking trip with friends or family. We will focus on paddle technique, re-entries, towing, and navigation. Session 1 will be on Unity Pond. Session 2 we will launch from Stockton Springs. After consulting our group and charts we will decide the location for session 3. Session 1: Introduction to Equipment: Paddles, Kayaks, PFD’s, Safety Gear, Clothing, and Repair kits … Read More

Sea Kayak Skills Day: Unity Pond

Paddle Technique, Re-entries, and Rescues This class is designed for those who are new to kayaking and for those who want to improve their paddling technique. The morning will focus on sea kayaking gear (boats, paddles, safety gear…) and paddling technique. In order to safely paddle on tidal waters it is imperative for your safety and the safety of your friends that you know how to re-enter your boat and help them re-enter theirs. Good paddle technique will reduce the … Read More

Women’s Sea Kayaking: Downeast Adventure

Downeast Maine is a unique and magical place. It is remote and wild. Quintessential rocky coast, extreme tides, bountiful wildlife, and rocky outcroppings make this one of our most spectacular adventures.  We will camp on  Bois Bubert Island. On the Maine Island trail Bois Bubert boasts, cobbled beaches, and a fresh water pond that is a perfect place for a refreshing dip after a day on the ocean. If wind and weather are in our favor we have the opportunity … Read More

Women’s Sea Kayaking: Lobster Buoy

This trip is a bit different than our usual Women’s Sea Kayaking adventures. We will be base camping at Lobster Buoy Campground in South Thomaston Maine. Launching from Lobster Buoy offers us options for exploring a variety if locations on the Maine coast. Conditions permitting we can paddle out to the Muscle Ridge Islands. One of the most spectacular chain of islands in the Mid-Coast. If the wind is not in our favor we can paddle south toward Tenants Harbor … Read More

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 … Read More

Map & Compass: Staying Found

Sunday, April 30th 9am – 4pm | All ages and abilities 12 and under accompanied by an adult. In this world of electronics it is easy to lose site of the importance of using basic tools. Map & Compass is an example of this more basic technology. It does not require satellites or electricity to keep charged and can save your life. Plus its fun to learn and fun to use! Do you like to spend time in the woods? … Read More

Women’s Hiking & Paddling Fall Foliage Adventure

Experience Maine foliage by foot and by paddle. Join North Star Adventures for a weekend of hiking & paddling in Mid-Coast Maine.  Located near the picturesque town of Camden, Camden Hills State Park has some of the most beautiful and moderate hiking trails in the state. With sweeping views of Penobscot Bay, Western Waldo County, and Camden there is a hike for everyone. We have the option of sea kayaking in Penobscot Bay or Lake Meginticook. Lake Megunticook allows us … Read More

Women’s Sea Kayaking: Casco Bay

Our 2022 Women’s Sea Kayak Adventure will take us to south to Casco Bay. We will be launching from Dolphin Marina at the end of Harpswell Neck. This will allow us many opportunity’s for camping and exploration. The Goslings with their beautiful sand beaches for swimming and relaxing, Little Birch (a one acre rocky island) ,Crow (accessible only at low tide), Little French with its cobbled shoreline and Little Whaleboat Island (a cluster of islands linked by mud, sand and … Read More

Paddle & Pedal Belfast Maine

Join us for a full day of adventure in Belfast, Maine. We will start the day with a three hour sea kayak tour of Belfast Harbor, followed by a three hour bicycle tour on the backroads of Coastal Maine. We have several options for sea kayak exploration.  Crossing the channel we have the option of paddling down the  Passagassawakeag and exploring the tidal river.  The river name is of Native American origin and is believed to mean “a sturgeon’s place” … Read More

Sea Kayaking Skills Series: Session 2

From the lake to the ocean…Re-entries, Rescues, and Towing This session includes learning how to self-rescue, rescue your friends and how to tow a tired paddler. In order to safely paddle on tidal waters it is imperative for your safety and the safety of your friends that you know how to re-enter your boat and help them re-enter theirs. Good paddle technique will reduce the chances of capsizing significantly. However, it does happen and when it does you need to … Read More

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