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Paddling Kadavu

Entries from a Sea Kayaking Trip in Fiji By Joe Guglielmetti Joe Guglielmetti journeyed to Fiji during the fall of 2017 and paddled around the island of Kadavu. This report on his trip is part of a longer writing project that is currently completing. Joe is a sea kayak guide for Portland Paddle.  The ferry…

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February 19, 2018

Paddle Talks: Meet Joe Guglielmetti

This month’s Paddle Talk is a conversation with Joe Guglielmetti, a kayak guide who grew up in Cape Elizabeth and now lives on Munjoy Hill in Portland. Joe just returned from a kayaking expedition in Fiji. He repairs boats!  How long have you been a guide? I entered the guide world five years ago, and began…

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December 7, 2017

Paddle Talks: Meet Suzanne Blackburn

This month’s Paddle Talk is with Suzanne Blackburn, a licensed Maine Sea Kayak Guide and ACA-certified Instructor who began working for Portland Paddle in 2014.  How long have you been a guide? With Portland Paddle? I took the guide training with Maine Sport and passed the test in 1996. At that time the sea kayaking…

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November 8, 2017

Fort Gorges Status Update

Fort Gorges has been in the news a lot this past year, and we’ve fielded inquiries and comments from lots of folks looking for updates. The Army Corps of Engineers has been hard at work over the summer and through the fall making improvements and repairs to the structure. Fortunately, the fort remained open except for…

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November 3, 2017

Solar Eclipse Paddle

A Special Celestial Kayak Tour 1PM to 4PM on August 21 $55 per person On Monday, August 21 the moon will cross in front of the sun, creating a rare solar eclipse across the United States. What better place to view this astronomical wonder then from the sea of a sea kayak on Casco Bay!…

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August 17, 2017

Paddle With the Tall Ship this Weekend!

Join us for a very special kayaking trip to view the Tall Ships Festival  “Parade of Sail”  Thousands of people are flocking to Portland waterfront this weekend to watch an international fleet of some of the finest and most unique ships in the world sail into Portland harbor for the 3-day Tall Ships Festival. You won’t find a better vantage point to…

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July 13, 2015

Give the Gift of Paddling with a Portland Paddle Gift Card

Looking for a gift for a loved one? Consider giving a paddling adventure on Casco Bay. Our gift cards can be used to rent a kayak or paddleboard, take a lesson, join a guided trip or take a SUP yoga class. There’s something for everybody — from novice paddlers to experts heading out on multi-day adventures. We offer gift certificates in any…

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December 2, 2014

September Acoustic Paddle Series

Join us for our final two Acoustic Paddles of the season, coming up in September!!  If you haven’t made it to one of these very special events yet, now is your chance. Sunday, September 22nd, 2:30-6:30pm – Connor Garvey ( – $55 Sunday, September 29th, 2:30-6:30pm – Sorcha ( – $55 We’ll be celebrating the end of a…

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September 4, 2013

Acoustic Paddle Series in August

We’ve got TWO more Acoustic Paddles coming up in August!! Sunday, August 18th – Sorcha ( – $55 Sunday, August 25th – Max Garcia Conover ( – $55 Sorcha and Max are amazingly talented folks and we are really excited to have them on board (literally and figuratively).   The details, as usual: Fort Gorges is…

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August 15, 2013

An Acoustic Paddle with Caroline Cotter!

We are SO EXCITED to announce the first of what we hope will be a series of Acoustic Paddle musical outdoor adventures!  Join us on Sunday, July 21st from 3:30 to 7:30 for a special afternoon of music & kayaking on Casco Bay with Portland Paddle and Caroline Cotter.  We’ll paddle as a group out…

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July 10, 2013

Wondering what our tours are like? Read this terrific article.

If you’ve been wondering what it’s actually like to go on a kayak tour, read this article that was just published in Reporter Shannon Bryan went out on one of our Half-Day Tours a few weeks ago and wrote this terrific account of the trip. Her photos really capture the experience. Thanks, Shannon! Source:

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July 10, 2013

Father’s Day Tour!

Looking for something AWESOME to do with Dad on Father’s Day?  We’ve come up with the perfect solution – a special Father’s Day Tour!  This tour will be guided by Scott and Zack Anchors, our very own father-son paddling power team.  We’ll be launching from the East End Beach on Sunday, 6/16 at 9:30 am…

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June 4, 2013