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Guided Rental

2 + Days

Quick Details


A guided rental is a great option for experienced campers able to provide their own camping gear and food, but who want the expertise of a guide for an overnight sea kayak trip on the Maine coast. Guided rentals are more affordable than our regular guided trips, but we still provide all the paddling gear you need and a licensed Maine guide to help you navigate your course along the Maine Island Trail.

Even if you have lots of kayaking experience you’re likely to find that the expertise of a local guide is invaluable. Your guide will help you choose the right campsite for your group based on the weather conditions, along with your interests and experience level. The presence of your guide also provides opportunities for you to develop and strengthen kayaking and trip-planning skills and to learn all about the local natural history and culture. Most importantly, having a guide along on your trip will ensure you have the safety gear, rescue skills and navigation abilities to safely navigate the dynamic sea conditions found along the Maine coast.


Prices are per group and vary by group size, trip length, and trip destination. Prices start at $700 for trips within Casco Bay. Please contact us for a quote for your group. If you would like us to design a trip for you, please see our Trip Planning Consultation.

Trips of 2-4 days in length are standard. However, any length of guided rental trip is possible, please contact us via email at [email protected] if you would like to book a guided rental longer than four days.

What’s Included:

  • Licensed Maine Guide w/ all necessary safety, communication, first aid/rescue, and navigation equipment
  • Sea Kayaks
  • Basic Paddling Gear (PFD, Sprayskirt, Paddle)
  • One medium/large and one smalll/medium dry bag per person
  • Freshwater for drinking and cooking
  • Waste management systems

Possible Add-Ons:

  • Camping Gear
  • Coldwater Paddling Gear
  • Van Transportation

Not Included:

Request a Private Multi-Day Trip or Guided Rental

Please submit this form if you are interested in scheduling a guided multi-day trip. Your answers will provide us the information we need to give you a price estimate and propose some options. We typically reply to requests within 24 hours.

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Most of our trips are "fully outfitted," which means that all meals and most camping gear is provided. Our "Guided Rental" is a lower-cost option for those with camping experience who are prepared to provide their own meals.
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Most trips explore Casco Bay and start or end in Portland. Other regions of the coast involve a drive from our main site in Portland.
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