Adventures on the Kennebec Estuary, Casco Bay,
Phippsburg, Georgetown, Westport Island & Harpswell

This Natural Wonderland Will Astonish You

An extraordinary variety of places invites us around Phippsburg and Casco Bay. Rugged wave-swept cliffs, velvety marshes, quiet creeks, extensive bays. Let’s develop a paddling adventure just for your group. For some ideas of the variety of areas look at our pre-planned 3 hour tours for budget trips.

Video overview of kayaking with us

Have a look at the wonderfully varied environments for kayaking in the Phippsburg area of mid-coast Maine

Custom Half Day & Full Day Kayak Trips

These custom trips are for people of all ages and abilities and are tailored to the interests of YOUR OWN PRIVATE GROUP. There are many options enabled by the longer time, extending the 3 hour mini-trip routes or enabling more complex logistics as well as additional activitiesOur options include the estuary and its big bays, marshes & creeks, and the open coast. You can choose to include time at Camp Nowhere (we even offer BBQ’s) .Your trip includes all paddling gear (kayak, paddle, pfd), instruction as desired, and of course Phippsie, my 50 lb black lab who rides on the stern of the kayaks! 


Kennebec Estuary Kayaking

Kennebec Estuary Options

offer diverse ecology, paddling conditions and sense of space with its plentiful islands and bays. There’s also plenty of wildlife and history (like Phippsburg’s forts & lighthouses).

Marshes and Creeks Kayak Tours

Marshes and Creeks Choices

feel intimate and gentle. They are biologically rich and more protected from weather. Usually the paddling is easy and very tidal.

Open Coast Kayak Tours

Open Coast Variations

challenge you with dramatic scenery and sometimes more demanding paddling conditions. Vast ocean views studded with islands will stir the soul.

Open Coast Kayak Tours

Descend the kennebec

An epic 8 hr journey on the estuary from the destroyers in Bath to the ocean at Popham, with its beaches and forts. Numerous stops on islands, and plenty of wildlife. (4 guest maximum)

Custom Half Day (4-5 hrs) Trips $325 for 1-4 people*

  • *Additional people are $80 each

Custom Full Day Kayak Trips (about 8+ hrs) $525 for 1-4 people*

  • *Additional people are $125 each

Descend the Kennebec (about 8+ hrs) $575 for 1-4 people*

  • * maximum group is 4 because we need to shuttle back to our start; price includes shuttles
  • It’s a special, full-day epic
  • We start with the destroyer shipyard in Bath, passing numerous lighthouse/life-saving stations. There are lots of islands for us to stop on and wildlife to see. We finish at imposing granite Fort Popham from the Civil War, where the Kennebec meets the ocean.

Winter Kayaking – Yes, We Can!

With appropriate weather conditions we can take you for ice and snow adventures kayaking and hiking.  CALL or email!

Kayak Camping Trips- starting at $350 each* for 4 to 6 people**

*Cost can vary with choice of foods and level of powerboat support for more deluxe comforts (lanterns, stools, tables, coolers) and remote trips. See my Notes on  Food below.       ** Groups smaller than 4 people can be accomodated for a fixed rate of $975.

  Typically we paddle six+ hours each day. Your trip includes all meals, paddling and camp gear (kayak, paddle, pfd, tent); sleeping bags available . 



Classic Comfort Kayaking

*Upgraded Comforts

Our kayaking camps can be basic or more comfortable, depending on your preference and budget. This photo shows a more deluxe” island camp with gas grill, tables, stools, lanterns, enabled by powerboat support. Let’s talk about your vision.

Powerboat Supported Kayak Trips

*Powerboat Support

We can supply higher-end camping with our 18 ft powerboat, “EndorFIN” to allow more comfort and convenience than we can carry ourselves while kayaking (like lanterns, chairs/stools, etc & food coolers). We can even get you to more remote islands where your kayaks are waiting. Call for details and pricing to accommodate your group.

The Culture of Camp

The Culture of Camp

There’s nothing like a fire under the stars, the sounds and smells of the tide and waves to remind you of your connections and the value of kayaking to a camp.

camp food

**Notes on Food

Cooking in camp is a traditional and enjoyable part of guiding … plus we gotta eat! But the menu that you hope for can vary from survival to spectacular. It’s your choice and depends on our goals for the trip. Your choices will influence pricing.  “Classic” camp food tends to be basic- it’s tasty as can be, but its also lightweight and compact, less perishable, less costly, and is less challenging to find. But there’s a lot to be said for the more gourmet or health focused menus, which have the opposite characteristics of “classic”, including cost and associated work. Therefore you and I will talk about the food you want, and figure costs accordingly. Estimate $15-25 each person/day for “classic” meals but up to $50 for higher end fare. An option is for you to shop and bring the food, which gives you complete control over selection and price.