We create custom paddling adventures for groups of all kinds
We’ve created hundreds of custom paddling experiences for groups of all sizes. Every trip is designed to create a fun experience for each person in your group. We can also shape your group’s experience to emphasize outdoor education, team-building, natural history, paddling instruction or just having fun on the water. Most custom trips include a mix of all those elements.
Want to go paddling for your bachelorette, bachelor, or wedding party? Have a reunion or a corporate outing you need to plan? We’ve got you covered! A few hours of kayaking or paddle boarding are a perfect group activity to cool off and have some fun! Just fill out the form below to begin crafting the perfect experience for your group!
Our Most Popular Custom Experiences
A sea kayak tour along the scenic Portland waterfront is a perfect option for many groups. Two hours is enough time for your group to receive some basic instruction in sea kayaking and venture onto the waters of Casco Bay and enjoy views of lighthouses, seabirds & seals and historic landmarks.
Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a sport that’s incredibly fun and fairly easy to learn, but it’s still new to many people. Give your group the chance to try it out in the beautiful coastline along the Portland waterfront. Our expert staff will start you off with a brief lesson and then take you on a brief paddle, pointing out wildlife and historic sights along the way.
Fort Gorges, an abandoned 19th-century granite fort on a tiny island, is one of the most popular and exciting paddling destinations in Casco Bay. The trip starts off with a basic paddling lesson and then involves a paddle through Portland harbor and across the open waters of Casco Bay to a small beach by the fort’s entrance. Then the group explores the island and the fort on foot before paddling back.
Some people in your group may have a passion for kayaking while others may be dying to try out paddleboarding. Why not give them a choice? You can ask everyone ahead of time which they’d like to try and then we’ll split them up when they arrive. However, the two groups (kayakers & paddlerboarders) generally are not able to paddle together to the same destination because they will move at different paces.
A kayak or SUP trip at Crescent Beach State Park gives you the chance to paddle along the shores of one of the state’s most beautiful beaches in Maine. The state park is located in the town of Cape Elizabeth, a 15-20 minute drive from downtown Portland.
Casco Bay is filled with terrific islands for kayak camping. We offer a range of regularly scheduled overnight trips to these islands and we’re always willing to create a customized trip just for your group. You can stay in a yurt on beautiful Cow Island, camp along the cliffs of Jewell Island or island hop for several days all the way across Casco Bay. Visit our Overnight Trips webpage for more information.