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Midcoast Kayak Tours

Most of our tours take place on Muscongus Bay and on the Damariscotta River, unless otherwise noted, which are located in the heart of beautiful Midcoast Maine. Call about private custom tours with your group, and we will happily accommodate with advance notice.

Tours can be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance for no charge. Tours cancelled the day of will be charged 50 percent of the tour cost, unless cancelled due to weather (in which a full refund would be given).

The following tours are offered on a scheduled basis and can be reserved online or by calling our store.

MUSCONGUS BAY WILDLIFE TOUR   $55      Kids $45    3 hours

This is a great trip for anyone who wants to spend a few hours kayaking among beautiful islands and looking for wildlife. The tour will visit scenic vistas while taking advantage of wildlife sightings which could include seals, eagles, porpoises, and more.

EXPLORER TOUR   $65       Kids $50    4 hrs

Our most popular tour! The explorer is a bit more adventurous than the Muscongus Bay Wildlife tour. We will be paddling out to explore the islands of Muscongus Bay in search of seals, sea birds and fun. This trip will allow time for an island stop, a swim and a provided snack.

SUNSET TOUR          $50       Kids $40    2 1/2 hrs

Relax into the sights and sounds of the bay as day sets into night. This is an amazing time to be out on the water.

OYSTER ECOLOGY TOUR     $55         Kids $40    3 hrs

Enjoy a guided kayak trip on the Damariscotta River learning about the life history of oysters and the aquaculture industry. In addition, we will take advantage of wildlife sightings along the way to learn about the ecology of the Damariscotta River. Guides will have a shucking and tasting demonstration at the end of the journey.

CAMPING TRIPS   $475     Kids $300   3 days/2 nights
Muscongus Bay, scattered with small rugged islands, provides the perfect environment for our multi-day island explorations. We’ll spend our days island-hopping throughout the bay, and our evenings camped out on a remote island with a panoramic view of the ocean. You’ll see glimmering sunsets, hear the breathing of seals as they emerge from the waters near you, watch osprey hover and dive, learn to navigate the fog-shrouded rocky coast and see bioluminescent plankton light up the waters at night. All the kayaking gear will be provided, as well as experienced guides and delicious meals. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to observe the abundant wildlife in the bay and to advance your kayaking skills with the help of your guide. People with all levels of kayaking experience are welcome. Our guides will offer any needed instruction and ensure that safety is a top priority.

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If you have your own group and would like to request a trip, please call the store for scheduling information.

Kids- 14 years old and younger. The minimum age is 5.

In response to Covid 19, Midcoast Kayak will be offering the following private tours and lessons this summer. Please note that we need advance notice for these trips and that they are scheduled upon availability of guides and instructors. A minimum group size of three is required to book private tours.

Private Tours and Lessons

Half Day Tours: Includes a tasty and healthy island snack

Muscongus Bay $75 pp: Meet at Muscongus Harbor for a delightful wildlife abundant island hopping trip around the bay.

Christmas Cove $80 pp: Explore the Thread of Life from a kayak and enjoy a beautiful break on Outer Thrumcap Island

Full Day Tours: Includes an island lunch stop

Muscongus Bay $110 pp: Meet at our launch site for a full of exploring the bay.

 Friendship Archipelago $125 pp: Enjoy this lovely chain of islands from the public launch at Hatchet Cove

 Muscle Ridge Islands $125 pp: Truly offshore paddling in an incredible cluster of islands off of Owl’s Head

 Damariscove Island $125 pp: Visit nature and history in this trip from Ocean Point in East Boothbay

 Night Tours $60 pp: Great for full moon trips, or new moons when the bioluminescence is most visible.

 Lessons

Recreational Kayaking $50 pp 2 1/2 hours

Sea Kayaking Fundamentals $70 pp 4 hours

Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.