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Become a Portland Paddle Member

Quick Details

Join a Community of Paddlers & Kayak or SUP  as Often as You Want, All Summer

Membership makes it easy to paddle regularly without paying more.

Standard Rate Intended for most members
Community Rate
Supporter Rate
Business Rate Starts at $460

We’re making it easier and more affordable than ever for locals to paddle regularly on Casco Bay. When you purchase a membership you get free rentals for four months – and lots of other benefits. If you paddle regularly you’ll save lots of money over the course of the summer, and it will be easier than ever to get on the water. 

Our goal in creating the membership program is to expand and strengthen the wonderful community of paddlers who love kayaking and stand-up paddling on Casco Bay. That’s why we’ve created a tiered pricing for membership that allows you to choose the price that fits your budget. 

Main Benefits of Membership

Unlimited Free 1-Hour and 2-Hour Rentals: Enjoy unlimited rentals of kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Tandem kayaks are included too, so you can bring a friend or a loved one along for free!

Get 50% off our Introductory Sea Kayaking and SUP Courses: Learn the fundamentals in an Intro to Sea Kayaking course or Intro to SUP course, and/or gain essential capsize recovery skills (and get checked off for longer rentals) in Intro to Sea Kayak Rescues.

Get 75% off half-day rentals after you have met skills requirements, including capsize recovery proficiency. Or, for longer trips, get 30% off full or multi-day rentals.

Additional Benefits: 

  • Streamlined Check-in: Skip the check-in line and forego signing waivers repeatedly. Opt to grab your own gear and launch yourself, or just get our help with moving the SUP or kayak.
  • Get 10% off all other lessons: This includes our two-day workshops on a range of sea kayaking topics, and a wide range of shorter classes.
  • Get 10% off merchandise: We sell an assortment of paddling-related items, like waterproof nautical charts, bilge pumps and tow ropes. We also sell hats, shirts and tank tops with Casco Bay-related designs.
  • Invitations to Group Paddles & Special Events: Connect with like-minded paddlers through exclusive invitations to free group paddles. Share the joy of kayaking with fellow members and build lasting memories on the water.
  • Use your benefits at our Crescent Beach site too! We offer kayak and SUP rentals Friday-Sunday in July and August at Crescent Beach State Park.
  • Compete for Free in our Weekly Race Series! We host a friendly competition for paddlers every Monday evening in July and August, and members don’t need to pay the $12 entry fee or the rental fee for using a kayak.

Sign-up Details

  • Sign-up Period: New memberships for 2024 will be available until midnight on June 14th. 
  • Membership Duration: Benefits of memberships apply in June, July, August and September
  • Cancellation Policy: Refunds are available until membership begins on June 1. No refunds after that date.

Membership Tiers

Choose the price that fits your circumstances. Our program thrives when supported by members at various price levels.

Standard Price: $295 – Tailored for most members, offering a solid value for those planning to paddle regularly.

Just 10 rentals (of up to 2 hours) would cover the cost of membership at this rate – or, if you take all three discounted intro sea kayaking courses with your member discount, you’d only need 6 free rentals to start saving money on membership!

Community Price: $225 – A more affordable option for those facing budget constraints. 

Supporter Price: $385 – For those able to contribute more, this tier supports members at the Community Price level while still offering value. We need some members to opt for this price to ensure the program remains accessible to all.

Business Membership: $460-$1,400 – Benefits and terms are different; see details below.