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Community Paddles on Tuesdays and Thursdays Are Back for 2024!

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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

June – August, 7:30am (arrive early so the group can launch at 7:30)
WHERE: Portland Paddle’s site at the East End Beach (look for our signs near the kayak racks)
WHO: Anyone who is confident and comfortable paddling a SUP or sea kayak on Casco Bay
COST: Free for Portland Paddle members and those with their own vessel ; $25 rental fee for others who need to rent a kayak or SUP.

Want to join? If you need to rent a boat of board  click here to reserve one! Enter your member code if you’re a member. If you’re using your own kayak/SUP, there’s no need to sign up in advance.

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Important Details

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early so you can be ready to paddle a few minutes before the scheduled start time

It’s free to join with your own kayak or SUP. For members and those renting, we ask that you make a rental booking at least 8 hours in advance so we know how many kayaks/SUPs to prepare and are able to get on the water on time.

You do NOT need a reservation to join if you are using your own vessel; you can just show up. Please still arrive early so that the group can get on the water promptly at 7:30.

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These paddles are led by our staff, but they are not guided trips and you should not join if you need instruction or assistance in order to participate. Please consider taking one of our lessons or joining a tour if you are new to sea kayaking or SUP. Everyone is ultimately responsible for their own safety. That said, our staff are happy to share their knowledge of the sport and offer tips and support as you paddle. The group will stay on the water for about an hour and will pick a destination that fits the conditions and participants.

A note about weather: If we need to cancel a weekly paddle due to weather conditions we will post an update on our Facebook page.

Looking for an evening social paddling event? Check out our Monday night racing in July and August!


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.