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Why the Midcoast is one of our favorite paddling destinations!

Spotlight on: Midcoast Maine! Just a short drive from the greater Portland area, the midcoast is the home to two of our multiday trips, the brand new Midcoast Expedition and the perrenial favorite Muscongus Bay! Each trip is an approachable three days long (two nights of camping) and gives you a delicious taste of what…

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June 7, 2023

Our Weekly Group Paddles on Tuesdays and Thursdays Are Back

Kayaking on Tuesdays and SUP on Thursdays Once again we’ll be hosting our early morning group paddles during the summer of 2023! All kayakers and stand-up paddlers looking for a chance to get on the water with others are invited! Kayak on Tuesdays at 7:30am; SUP on Thursdays at 8am WHEN: June – August;…

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June 2, 2023

RACERS! TO YOUR MARKS!: Announcing the new East End Paddle Race Series!

Ready! Set! Go! Sample race course – one of several we will use throughout the season Portland Paddle is excited to announce the East End Race Series, a friendly competition on Casco Bay for kayakers and paddleboarders! Each Monday evening in July and August racers will be able to go head to head on a…

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May 8, 2023

How to Transport a Kayak – Useful Tips and Tricks

Every now and then you need to get some kayaks from Point A to Point B. Here’s a look at the best ways to attach those kayaks to the roof of your car.  What you’ll need: Two tie downs per boat (made of either webbing or rope) for the center area tie down. While…

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May 3, 2023

Opening Dates 2023!

It’s Paddle Time! Our site at the East End Beach officially opens for the season on May 20, though we’ll have some guided trips and lessons scheduled before then. Here’s the most up-to-date hours for this season: Monday-Friday: 8:30am to 7pm Saturday-Sunday: 7:30am to 7pm MAY (starting May 20th) Saturday-Sunday: 8:30am to 6pm Memorial Day: 8:30am to 6pm…

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May 2, 2023

Check Out Our 2023 Lessons and Multi-Day Trips Schedule

We’ve finalized all the dates of our 2023 lessons and multi-day trips, plus a few special events. Everything is summed up in this four-page booklet. You can view it online, download a pdf copy, or pick up a print copy at our site to keep on hand.

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May 2, 2023

Announcing: NEW Weekend Workshops at Portland Paddle!

Weekend Workshop Series with Portland Paddle New this summer, we are excited to announce our series of four weekend workshops! These workshops are a great opportunity to dive deep into a specific topic of sea kayaking over a two day span. They are also an excellent opportunity to connect with other sea kayakers, because nothing…

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April 4, 2023

Art and the Ocean – Three exciting happenings this spring

Happy Spring! It is no secret that we at Portland Paddle love the ocean! As part of loving the ocean, we are always looking for new ways to learn about it, protect it, and express our love for it, as well as to connect and share with others who feel the same way. To celebrate…

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March 21, 2023

Getting to Know the Different Types of Kayaks, Canoes, and SUPs

Paddlers have more choices than ever these days when it comes to which vessel to paddle! With a myriad of different types of kayaks out there, not to mention stand-up paddlebpoards (SUPs) canoes and rowboats, it can be hard to know where to start, or why to choose one over another. Here at Portland Paddle…

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March 13, 2023

STEEELLLAAAAA! – Birding and Kayaking in Maine’s Midcoast

STEEELLLLAAAAAA! This was the cry that P2 staff members Eric, Mariah, and Megan let out just a few weeks ago when they, along with hundreds of other bird enthusiasts, traveled to the towns of Arrowsic and Georgetown in Maine’s Southern Midcoast, in hopes of finding a rare visitor who is taking the birding world by…

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March 1, 2023

A Guide to the Seals of Maine

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…

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January 24, 2023

New Winter and Spring Paddling Dates Announced!

   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!…

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January 15, 2023