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Community Paddles on Tuesdays and Thursdays Are Back for 2024!

Kayak on Tuesdays, SUP on Thursdays Once again we’ll be hosting our early morning group paddles during the summer of 2024! 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 7:30am WHEN: June – August, 7:30am…

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June 9, 2024

Paddling the 2024 Peaks to Portland Swim

How to Rent a Kayak for the Peaks to Portland Swim on July 20, 2024 Every year Portland Paddle opens by 6:00 AM on the day of the Peaks to Portland swim so that people who are renting our kayaks have time to paddle to Peaks Island well before the race starts. (Each swimmer in…

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April 29, 2024

Educational Trip Leader Permit Training

A special course for teachers, school volunteers, and student leaders, in partnership with Teens to Trails Portland Paddle is partnering with Teens to Trails this spring to offer an Educational Trip Leader Permit Training course. The ETLP system is a way for schools to offer paddle sports and wilderness camping programs in compliance with Maine…

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February 5, 2024

Announcement: Summer 2024 Multiday Trips Schedule is Live!

Check Out Our Schedule of Multi-Day Expeditions in 2024 Our trips range from 3-day journeys across Casco Bay to 5-day explorations of the Downeast coast.  Already thinking about the adventures you’ll have next summer? So are we! We’ve just released our multi-day trips calendar for 2024. It includes many dates for our classic two and…

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November 27, 2023

Announcement: Summer 2024 Lessons and Workshops Schedule!

Check Out Our Schedule of Lessons & Workshops for Summer 2024 We’re expanding our weekend skills workshops and offering our full range of sea kayaking classes for all skill levels Our 2024 lessons and workshops schedule is here! It might seem early, but we like to plan ahead and we thought you would too 😉…

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November 27, 2023

Six Reasons You Should Attend A Kayak Pool Session This Winter

Here’s Why You Should Paddle in a Pool This Winter And some tips on keeping your paddling skills fresh through the winter! It’s not easy to learn and practice kayaking skills when air and water temps are frigid. That’s why many kayakers head to their local pool in the wintertime. Kayak pool sessions allow paddlers…

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November 27, 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

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

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! If you’re a kayaker or stand-up paddler looking for a chance to get on the water with others, please join us. SEA KAYAK TUESDAYS: 7:30am-8:30am SUP THURSDAYS: 8am-9am Please arrive at least 15…

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April 5, 2022