Glide across Casco Bay in Portland, ME as the sun begins to set! This trip involves a leisurely paddle just far enough along the waterfront or into the islands to enjoy a panoramic view of the sun setting over the city as we paddle back to the East End Beach.
Choose Your Portland, ME Kayaking or SUP Experience
Searching available activities for . . .
Showing Activities for -
Our Featured Activities
About Portland Paddle
Portland Paddle offers sea kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals, tours and lessons in Portland, ME. We provide paddling adventures for all skill levels, including complete beginners. We send out two-hour sunset kayak tours every evening and half-day kayak tours three mornings each week. Experienced paddlers can rent kayaks or SUPs and explore the Maine Island Trail. Portland Paddle is located at the East End Beach a short drive or walk from downtown Portland. Our site on the waterfront of Casco Bay is perfectly situated for paddling. Dozens of interesting islands are nearby and the waters near the beach are relatively calm and protected. We are a seasonal business open from mid-May to mid-October. Our hours may vary in the spring and fall.
Updates & News From Portland Paddle
A Paddler’s Guide to the Seals of Maine A closer look at the most commonly spotted marine mammal on the Maine coast If you’ve been on the ocean in Maine, whether by paddle, oars, motor, or sail, you’ve probably spotted at least one seal. But did you know that Maine is home to four different…
January 24, 2023
New Dates Added You asked for it and we answered! Due to the popularity of our winter paddles and pool clinics we have decided to add additional dates and times to the calendar, and even dreamed up some new offerings! Dates are listed below, and full details can be found at the respective webpages!…
January 15, 2023
Trip Report: A Winter Paddle to Damariscove Island We launched mid morning on a chilly December day. The sky was the color of pale slate, the water flat and calm. Four of us had met just outside of Boothbay Harbor to paddle to Damariscove’s isolated harbor. The island is low and long, barely betreed, defined…
January 1, 2023
Now Hiring Shore Staff & Guides Portland Paddle is staffed by a talented team of folks who are passionate about paddling. Many of our staff members from past years return every summer, but we’re also seeking new members of our team for the 2023 paddling season, which starts in late May. OPEN POSITIONS SHORE STAFF: This…
December 1, 2022
It’s easy to mistake several marine creatures commonly found in Casco Bay for the famously frightening sharks that visit our waters far less frequently While you may have heard about sightings of great white sharks in Maine, the likelihood of seeing one inside Casco Bay is very slim. In fact, none of Portland Paddle’s guides…
June 21, 2022
Figuring Out Where to Start Portland Paddle offers dozens of sea kayaking classes and workshops, so people often ask us if it matters which one they take first. It’s okay for experienced sea kayakers to skip to courses focused on advanced skills like kayak surfing and rolling. But most people are better off gaining the…
June 16, 2022