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Portland Paddle, Portland

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Offering water adventures for all skill levels, Portland Paddle provides kayak and SUP rentals, guided tours, and lessons. If you're a complete beginner, you can enjoy a sunset kayak tour, or take a longer excursion to improve your skills. Experienced paddlers can rent equipment and explore dozens of islands in calm and protected waters. Visitors looking for a fun activity to do with a group of friends, coworkers, or family can choose between a range of options, including multi-day kayaking trips with overnight camping on Cow Island or Jewell Island. This is a seasonal business in operation between mid-May and mid-October. Hours may vary in the spring and autumn, so be sure to check the website for details before your finalize your plans. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Portland Paddle and many more Portland attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Portland trip planner .
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  • I booked a private tour , as their official season is over.......it was a bit of a challenge for me ( fairly rough water, and pretty cold, but being prepared with the right gear made all the differenc...  more »
  • We visited Portland on a Norwegian cruise for the day. Called Portland Paddle and arranged for a private kayak trip to Fort Gorges. Easy 20 minute walk from pier to meet Abby and off we went. Great ad...  more »
  • We made this trip to Maine based only in this activity, and it definitely paid off. My 12yo son loved it. We learned so much from our tour guide and the views were amazingly beautiful. The guys were s...  more »
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  • We took a private lesson with Susan. She was really knowledgeable about paddling and knew how to pass on that knowledge. She had the ability to rapidly evaluate our skill level and showed us techniques to improve ourselves. The atmosphere was relaxed, no stress. She's passionate about kayaking. We definitely recommend her, we had a wicked time on the water. Zach made it easy for us to book the class, definitely recommend Portland paddle.
  • This is one of the most memorable, adventurous, and enjoyable experiences we have had in Maine! We signed up for the Fort Gorges tour with Joe and it was fantastic. It was the right balance of kayaking, nature, exploration, and history. Joe is an experienced guide with tons of historical knowledge about the surrounding area. He also ensured our safety by communicating regularly to our group about our kayaking route and talking to other sea vessels over the radio. Exploring Fort Gorges was definitely the highlight of the trip. Joe knew exactly where to take us, what to tell us, and where to catch the best photos. Thanks, Joe!
  • We went on the sunset tour with Joe. He was amazing. We had a great time and he shared with us a lot of knowledge about the city. He also gave us great ideas for other activities around the city, which we used, and greatly enjoyed. Thank you Joe. Would definitely recommend and would definitely come again!
  • My husband Tim and I signed up for the Fort Gorges tour for our 1 year wedding anniversary. We had so much fun! It was the perfect outdoor activity to enjoy-something different and a great way to really get close to the ocean in the Casco Bay. Our tour guide, Logan,was super friendly patient, and helpful. New to ocean kayaking, we fell in love with it and are eager to get back out there with some more adventures through Portland Paddle, including trying out Stand up Paddle Boarding next summer. Thank you, PP, keep doing what you're doing! Super friendly staff and fantastic, positive outdoor experience.
  • The entire trip from start to finish was perfect! Joe and Tara were so knowledgeable, friendly and very organized. The trip out to the fort was filled with great stories of The harbors history along with the stop at the fort for a tour as well. Beautiful sunset to top of the trip on the return to the beach. Couldn’t ask for a better time and better people. Will definitely go again when we are in Portland. Highly recommended!!
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