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Portland Paddle

1 Cutter Street, East End Beach, Casco Bay Waterfront, Portland, ME 04101-4505
+1 207-370-9730
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Excellent fun - wish we had time to take a longer outing

We took the kayak tour out to Fort Gorges, which was much easier to get to than I expected. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave M
Lawrenceville, New Jersey

My mom and I went on the last sunset tour of the season! Our tour guide was great we met some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ali B
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Portland Paddle offers sea kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals, tours and lessons. We provide paddling adventures for all skill levels, including complete beginners. We send out two-hour sunset kayak tours every evening and half-day kayak tours three mornings each week. Experienced paddlers can rent kayaks or SUPs and explore the Maine Island Trail. We're located at the East End Beach a short drive or walk from downtown Portland. Our site on the waterfront of Casco Bay is perfectly situated for paddling. Dozens of interesting islands are nearby and the waters near the beach are relatively calm and protected. We are a seasonal business open from mid-May to mid-October. Our hours may vary in the spring and fall.
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1 Cutter Street, East End Beach, Casco Bay Waterfront, Portland, ME 04101-4505
+1 207-370-9730

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the kayak tour out to Fort Gorges, which was much easier to get to than I expected. The fort itself was very interesting and kayaking in Casco Bay was a lot of fun. Our guide was great and their prices are very reasonable....More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I went on the last sunset tour of the season! Our tour guide was great we met some awesome people too! Definitely recommend!

Thank Ali B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time stand up boarding. Would recommend to anyone if you are in Portland and want to do this activity.

Thank Woodnurze
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I had never kayaked before and the guide was extremely helpful and patient in teaching me and helping me have an amazing experience. It was also a very affordable price for the time and services I received. I would highly recommend using Portland Paddle for...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We rented a tandem kayak for 2 hours. We were helped by a really nice employee with freckles who was very patient with us and gave us lots of great tips and advice. We are both novice kayakers and have never kayaked in the sea...More

Thank RebeccaD0903
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I only had one day to explore Portland, and thought it would be nice to see the city from the water, but didn't have much time to do it. So I decided to do the brief Sunset Kayaking tour. And I loved it! I'm a...More

Thank ChicagoTravelingNow
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We're from Portland and had decided to do a Friday Night Sunset Kayak tour. It got cancelled because of high-winds from a hurricane way off shore. They were super great about rescheduling and very attentive to any questions I had. We decided to go the...More

Thank amulljo
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Driving up from CT, we only were staying in Portland for 1 night. We did the sunset kayak tour Saturday night leaving at 4:45pm. The location of Portland Paddle is awesome in itself and we found ourselves staying around to enjoy the view. We didn't...More

Thank Lauren R
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Joe was an excellent tour guide during our Sunset Tour. He was a great instructor and helped us feel comfortable with kayaking since it was our first time. He was also very knowledgeable about Portland's history and took the time to share interesting stories with...More

Thank neysabuffy
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We rented a tandem kayak for two hours and it was the perfect amount of time to explore the Casco Bay! The folks at Portland Paddle were super helpful and gave us a map and suggestions of places to see during our kayak experience. The...More

Thank Hannah M
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