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A Winter Paddle to Damariscove

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…

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January 1, 2023

Winter Paddling Excitement!

Check Out Our Winter Programming Schedule Join a course in the pool, a snowy paddle on Casco Bay or an online navigation workshop Tis the season! With a bit of snow on the ground, consistently cool temperatures, and most of our boats put to bed, it is truly feeling like winter here. The seasonal shifts…

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December 15, 2022

Our Favorite Places to Kayak and SUP in Maine

Portland Paddle Guides Share Their Favorite Paddling Spots With all of Maine’s lakes, rivers, and coastline, there’s enough paddling to keep kayakers and paddleboarders busy for several lifetimes. You could very well pick a launch at random out of your trusty Maine Gazetteer and fall straight in love. And since we’re all about sharing our…

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April 6, 2021

Portland Paddle Guide Kayaks the Entire Maine Coast in Four Days

Joe Guglieletti Paddled from Portsmouth to Eastport in 4 Days, 7 Hours and 17 Minutes, Setting a Record Speed Portland Paddle instructor and guide Joe Guglielmetti proved he can paddle fast when he won first place in last year’s Paddle for the Promenade 10-mile race. This summer he took his speed-paddling up a few notches…

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October 5, 2020

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